May 28, 2012
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Stan Gerson, MD
The grant is complete and was sent to the NCI Thursday evening. As is necessarily the case for a 1600 page document, this effort was the work of over 85 people who directly contributed by writing, editing, collecting data, and verifying elements of the grant. It looks great, and we are well represented by the grant. Great care has been taken to align, cross reference, format, and highlight our strengths and accomplishments.
I greatly appreciate all of the time and effort everyone took from their normal routines, and how much time this has involved for each of us. It has been worth it because the consolidated presentation showcases an outstanding cancer center that represents an exceptional effort to coordinate cancer research across our consortium. It has been an extraordinary process, and one that helps us clarify our joint priorities.
Now that the Memorial Day holiday is complete, we move on to preparations for the site visit. As you all get back to your normal routine, please keep the Cancer Center in mind. There at so many opportunities to take advantage of Cancer Center infrastructure and members to promote collaborative efforts. Program leaders would do well to have program meetings and retreats over the next months, and to promote team science projects. Clinical investigators are strongly encouraged to accrue patents to existing trials and to develop new trials.
I look forward to a very positive reception from NCI reviewers, and our continued growth as a center!
ASCO 2012 Annual Meeting
The Case CCC is pleased to have many members participating in the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 1-5 in Chicago. Click here to view a listing of Cancer Center participation. I encourage members who are attending the meeting to support their colleagues.
In addition, the Seidman Cancer Center will be hosting an evening reception on Saturday, June 2 from 7:30-10 pm at the Hyatt Recency McCormick Place in Chicago. All Cleveland conference participants are encouraged to attend and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, desserts, and the opportunity to connection with friends and colleagues. Please RSVP to Terri Ess at 216.767.8570 or terri.ess@UHhospitals.org.
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Search for Alternatives to Colonoscopy Continues
The Mike Trivisonno Show
Task Force Discourages Use of Prostate Cancer Screening Test
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Cancer Center Scientific Series: Imaging in Cancer
Please mark your calendars for the next installment of the Case CCC Scientific Series this Thursday, May 31 in BRB 105, with reception and presentations from 4-6 pm.
Jim Basilion, PhD will give an introduction and overview of the Cancer Imaging Program, followed by presentations by:
Cheryl Thompson, PhD: Variation in Breast Tissue Gene Expression by Mammographic Density
The presenters are reporting updates on research funded by American Cancer Society IRG Pilot Projects.
These extended conferences feature recent scientific investigation from our members, featuring presentations by investigators who received pilot funding after competitive peer review by the Cancer Center. We encourage you to attend, participate in the dialogue, and learn more about the research of your colleagues.
Uniting Against Lung Cancer
Uniting Against Lung Cancer (UALC) announces funding opportunities for research aimed at improved treatment and a cure for lung cancers. The Foundation is prioritizing novel ideas with potential to make a significant impact on current treatment of lung cancer and patient survival, adding years rather than months. They have placed high priority on funding research that has a clear path to clinical application and/or therapeutic development. Proposals for basic science are greatly aided by a forward-looking research plan outlining clinical potential. UALC funding is intended primarily as seed money for promising and potentially transformative new projects, rather than funding projects that already receive considerable support. Cross discipline collaborations are strongly encouraged. Proposals do not require large amounts of preliminary data, but must have a clear hypothesis and research plan to be completed within the two year grant term.
Deadline: August 15
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 email@example.com for more information.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Happy Memorial Day!
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Immunology Students/Fellows Research in Progress Seminar Series
Cancer Center Faculty Candidate
Cleveland Clinic 2012 Personalized Healthcare Summit
Molecular Biology and Microbiology Student Guest Speaker
Case CCC Scientific Series: Imaging in Cancer
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar canceled.
Cancer Center Seminar Series will resume in September.
Hematology/Oncology Fellows will resume in July.
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds canceled.
GAIN Regional Summit: EnGAging an Interdisciplinary Team for NSCLC: Diagnosis, Personalized Assessment and Treatment
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Ca-PRI Annual Meeting: Learning from Our Differences
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Ninth International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology
Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities conference
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Idea Development Award
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Nursing Grants Program Pathfinder Award: Intermediate Nurse Researcher Grants
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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