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May 14, 2012

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

A Shield Against Chemotherapy
Science AAAS - May 9, 2012
Although a larger-scale study is needed, says Stan Gerson, a hematology oncologist with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, ...

Experts Debate Pros and Cons of Molecular Profiling
Clinical Oncology News - 3 days ago
Neal Meropol, MD, the chief of Hematology and Oncology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, ...


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Cancer Center Seminar Series: Lung Cancer Screening and Chemoprevention
Dr. Reid

Friday, May 18
12 pm
BRB 105

Please join us May 18 for the next Cancer Center Seminar Series where Dr. Mary Reid, Associate Professor of Oncology and Director of Collaborative Research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, will present Lung Cancer Screening and Chemoprevention.

Dr. Reid joined the staff of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in 2002 as a Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology. She came to RPCI from the Arizona Cancer Center where she served as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Co-Director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program. She completed her doctoral training in Epidemiology and Cancer in 1998 at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

She has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications, serves as a regular reviewer for several cancer, nutrition and epidemiology journals, and as a regular adhoc reviewer for several NCI grant mechanisms.

For this presentation, Dr. Reid will be reviewing the Lung Cancer Screening Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, reviewing ongoing Chemoprevention Trials at RPCI, as well as providing an update of the new Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Mesothelioma Research Grants

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announces the availability of its 2012 round of mesothelioma research grant funding. Continuing its efforts to stimulate translational research for the treatment of malignant mesothelioma, the Meso Foundation is again soliciting applications for funding of innovative projects that address issues for the treatment of the disease. Eligible projects may relate to benchwork, translational or clinical research and may be conducted through any not-for-profit academic, medical or research institution, in the U.S. or abroad.

Deadline: July 6

International Myeloma Foundation Brian D. Novis Research Award

The International Myeloma Foundation funds several research grants including the Brian D. Novis Research Award. These awards go to doctors/researchers doing work in the field of multiple myeloma and related disorders including smoldering myeloma, MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) as well as immunoglobulin derived amyloidosis.

  • The Senior Research Award is targeted to established investigators with a track record in myeloma or related research, and is designed for projects which represent a different focus, direction or area of research from those in which they are currently funded. In most cases, this award will be for pilot projects to obtain sufficient funding for larger applications from NIH or similar larger funding agencies.
    Deadline: August 1
  • The Junior Research Award is open to candidates who completed postdoctoral studies or clinical fellowships no later than August 1 of the application year.
    Deadline: August 1
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Nursing Grants Program

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation offering funding through the Nursing Grants Program:

  • The Explorer Awards are designed to support the efforts of nurse researchers, with both mentor and institutional commitment, to accomplish small research projects with goals that relate to improving nursing care or quality of life for children with cancer and their families. Examples of fundable projects include collecting information to answer a nursing question related to care of a child with cancer or applying research based evidence to improve pediatric cancer nursing practices at the institution.
    Deadline: August 1
  • Pathfinder Award: Intermediate Nurse Researcher Grants are designed to financially support efforts of more experienced nurse researchers who have the support and commitment of their institution. Project goals must relate to improving nursing care or quality of life for children with cancer and their families. Such projects may collect information to answer a nursing question related to care of the child with cancer or may be designed to apply research based evidence to improve pediatric cancer nursing practice at the institution. Awards may not be used to supplement other support in a large project.
    Deadline: August 1
  • Discovery Award: Independent Nurse Researcher Grants fund experienced investigators to investigate topics and issues related to the quality of nursing care and the quality of life for children with cancer. Demonstration of a career that shows commitment to pediatric cancer nursing is a critical component of a successful application.
    Deadline: August 1
Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

The National Foundation for Cancer Research has released a call for nomination for the Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. This Prize was established to honor an outstanding researcher whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and cancer causation; whose vision has moved cancer research in new directions; and whose discoveries have resulted in notable advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. The Prize also promotes public awareness of the importance of basic cancer research and encourages the sustained investment needed to accelerate the translation of these research discoveries into new cancer treatments.

Deadline: September 30

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Rom Leidner Receives Career Development Award
Dr. Leidner

Rom Leidner, MD received a Career Development Award from American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Conquer Cancer Foundation for his proposal, Molecular Cytology in Barrett's Esophagus. In this project Dr. Leidner is studying a novel, non-invasive method for detecting molecular changes associated with Barrett's esophagus and progression to cancer. Congratulations to Dr. Leidner and his mentor team, Drs. Sanford Markowitz, Amitabh Chak, Nathan Berger and Neal Meropol.

Race for the Place- Join Our Team!

The Race for the Place, an event that benefits the Gathering Place, will be held Sunday, June 3 at Beachwood Place Mall. The Case CCC has created a CaseCCC Trainees team. Click here to join the team or to show your support by making a donation. Contact Lyn Haselton, Case CCC Training Program Manager, at 216.844.5375 or lyn.haselton@case.edu for more information.

EVENTS

calendar

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

May 14


May 15

Cancer Biology Seminar
Candece Gladson, MD
Professor, Cancer Biology
CWRU/Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Regulation of Angiogenesis and Survival in Glioblastoma
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


May 16

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Lalitha Nayak, MD
Instructor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Myeloid Kruppel-like factor 2 regulates vascular thrombosis and the anti-thrombotic effects of the proteasome inhibitor Bortezomib
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Immunology Invited Speaker Seminar Series
Dmitry Gabrilovich, MD, PhD
Professor, Oncologic Sciences
University of South Florida/Moffitt Cancer Center
Topic: Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells in Cancer
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Faculty Candidate Seminar
Kwon-Sik Park, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics and Genetics
Stanford University
Topic: Role of Developmental Pathways in Lung Cancer
2 pm SOM W331

Frontiers in Biological Sciences
John Kuriyan, PhD
Chancellor's Professor
Head, Div. of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Topic: Structural Mechanisms in the Activation of the EGF Receptor
4 pm BRB 105

LRI Showcase Seminar
Ofer Reizes, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology
CWRU/Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Obesity tips the scales on breast cancer
4:30 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic


May 17

Molecular Biology and Microbiology Seminar
Uri Mbonye, PhD
Karn Lab, Molecular Biology and Microbiology
CWRU
Topic: Regulation of HIV Proviral Transcription Elongation by 7SK snRNP and Tat/P-TEFb Complexes
AND
Curtis Dobrowolski
Karn Lab, Molecular Biology and Microbiology
CWRU
Topic: Th17: A Novel Model for HIV Latency
1 pm SOM W203


May 18

Breast Cancer 2012: Risk Assessment through Survivorship
7:30 am - 3 pm Hilton Cleveland East
Brochure
Registration

Hematology/Oncology Fellows
Oana Paun, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: TBD
8 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
I-Chow Joe Hsu, MD
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Topic: Recent Advances in HDR Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Seminar Series
Mary E. Reid, PhD
Associate Professor, Oncology
Director, Collaborative Research
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Topic: Lung Cancer Screening and Chemoprevention
12 pm BRB 105

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
Duncan Stearns, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology
CWRU/UH
Topic: GABRA5 Is a Novel Target of c-Myc Transcriptional Regulation In Medulloblastoma
4 pm WRB 3-136

 

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Case CCC Scientific Series: Imaging Research
May 31
Jim Basilion, PhD
Topic: Introduction
Chris Flask, PhD
Topic: Development of PARACEST-MRI Imaging Agents for In Vivo Assessment of Autophagy OR Magnetic Resonance Imaging as an Early-Stage Biomarker
Cheryl Thompson, PhD
Topic: Variation in Breast Tissue Gene Expression by Mammographic Density
Reception and presentations, 4-6 pm BRB 105 (**please note change of location)

Ca-PRI Annual Meeting: Learning from Our Differences
June 5-7
InterContinental Hotel
Details

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

Comparative Effectiveness Research: From All Angles
May 21-22
CWRU SOM E401
Registration

Cleveland Clinic 2012 Personalized Healthcare Summit
May 31
InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center
Registration

Ninth International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology
October 8-10
Albuquerque, NM
Details

Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities conference
November 1-4
Nassau, The Bahamas
Details


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Deadline: May 16

AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research
Deadline: May 16

Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) pilot projects
Deadline: May 18

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Idea Development Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 30
Application Deadline: September 20

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Translational Research Partnership Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 30
Application Deadline: September 20

Doctors Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Deadline: May 31

Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
Deadline: June 1

DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award
Pre-Application Deadline: June 6
Application Deadline: June 20

DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program Physician Research Training Award
Pre-Application Deadline: June 6
Application Deadline: June 20

DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program Postdoctoral Training Award
Pre-Application Deadline: June 6
Application Deadline: June 20

DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Visionary Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Pre-Application Deadline: June 19
Application Deadline: September 12

DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Career Development Award
Pre-Application Deadline: June 19
Application Deadline: September 12

AACR-Prevent Cancer Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research
Deadline: June 20

AACR Award for Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Deadline: June 20

Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award in Breast Cancer Research
Deadline: July 9

DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program Health Disparity Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: July 26
Application Deadline: August 9

Translational Technology Concept Studies of Circulating Tumor and Endothelial Cells (CTC/CEC)
Deadline: Open

AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards - Other Conferences and Meetings
Deadline: Open

Case CCC Protocol Specific Research Support (PSRS)
Deadline: Open

International Union Against Cancer (UICC) International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships
Application Deadline: Open

International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) Research Grant Program
Application Deadline: Open

SAIC-Frederick Support of the Cancer Genome Atlas Program
Application Deadline: Open

Solving Kids' Cancer Therapeutic Development Initiative
Application Deadline: Open

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program
Application Deadline: Open


NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Notice of Change in Country Eligibility for Fogarty International Training Grants (NOT-TW-12-011)

Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)(PAR-12-182)

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