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June 4, 2012

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Cleveland Clinic study detects 'chemobrain' in EEG activity
EurekAlert - June 4, 2012
... a cognitive task and also after doing a physical task," said Halle Moore, M.D., a staff physician in Cleveland Clinic's solid tumor oncology unit.

Gynecological Cancer Radiation Advancement
dailyRx - June 3, 2012
"Unlike traditional radiation therapy, SBRT uses focused radiation beams and targets well-defined tumors," says Charles Kunos, MD, study ...

Hope For Late-Stage Lung Cancer? Two-Drug Combo Activates ...
International Business Times - June 1, 2012
"Basically we're able to make FOXO1 turn on KLF6, which tells cancer cells to die," senior author Goutham Narla said in a telephone interview.

Approval of Axitinib Adds Another Therapy Option for Metastatic RCC
OncLive - May 31, 2012
... that's the ultimate test," said Brian Rini, MD, associate professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and a practicing oncologist ...

MR/PET: The Ultimate Imaging Hybrid
Imaging Technology News - May 29, 2012
A look at this new technology and a center's first experiences using it By: Pablo R. Ros, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2013: Call for Papers and Abstracts

The eighteenth Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) will be held January 3-7, 2013 at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii. PSB will bring together top researchers from North America, the Asian Pacific nations, Europe and around the world to exchange research results and address open issues in all aspects of computational biology.

The session Post-NGS: Interpretation and Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing Data for Basic and Translational Science, will be co-chaired by Drs. Gurkan Bebek, CWRU; Mehmet Koyuturk, CWRU; Ben Raphael, Brown University; Thomas LaFramboise, CWRU; and Mark Chance, CWRU.

In recent years, research has focused on next generation sequencing (NGS) to characterize genomic content. Now that the scientific community is equipped with efficient and reliable methods, it is natural to expect that the vast amount of information generated by NGS methods will be further analyzed to seek answers to fundamental biological and medical questions. This session recognizes this challenge and will provide a forum for methods and algorithms developed for analysis of finalized next-generation sequencing data. Motivated by the flourishing availability of genome sequences and related data, novel computational methods that interpret these data for research and clinical applications are invited to this session.

Deadline for papers and abstracts: July 31
Registration opens in August.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

GI SPORE Scholars Training Program

The Case GI SPORE will fund two new Research Scholars in the upcoming academic year, 2012-2013. Support at the level of $50,000/year for 2 years will be provided by funds from the NCI and the CWRU SOM through the Case GI SPORE.

This program is designed to support research training leading to independent careers in translational GI Cancer research. Awardees are expected to devote 70% effort to research and training, will conduct a mentored research program in the laboratory or program of one of the SPORE Investigators and have an assigned mentoring team. Applicants must be US citizens. They must have a faculty appointment at the time the scholarship begins or be in the senior year of a training program with a department commitment to a faculty appointment during the first scholarship year. Opportunity is available to faculty members at CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, UHCMC or Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.

Deadline: June 29

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Awards

The Case CCC, with funds from its American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG), will provide seed money to foster cancer research by junior faculty who have no current national grant support of their own. Investigators in the Case School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine as well as in other schools and colleges in the University are eligible. Grants, not to exceed $30,000 direct costs, will be awarded to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future and independently funded programs.

Letter of Intent Deadline: July 9
Application Deadline: August 3

University Hospitals Harrington Discovery Institute Scholar-Innovator Grants program

Through its newly launched Scholar-Innovator Grants program, University Hospitals Harrington Discovery Institute (UH HDI) will provide financial support and professional mentoring to physician-scientists with breakthrough, patient-inspired clinical research projects. These Harrington Scholar-Innovators will be provided with focused direction on the steps necessary to move a discovery forward through early stage research to possible clinical development, which is training that is not currently provided to physician-scientists.

Deadline: August 1


NCI CANCER BULLETIN

May 29, 2012

News
Featured Article: Sigmoidoscopy Proves to Be Effective Screening Tool for Colorectal Cancer

Panel Reviews Benefits and Harms of CT Scans for Lung Cancer Screening

Lung Cancer Drug Shows Promise against Several Childhood Cancers

Antipsychotic Drug Controls "Breakthrough" Nausea and Vomiting after Chemotherapy

Targeted Drug Shows Potential in Advanced Solid Tumors and Brain Metastases

Also in the Journals: Laxative-Free CT Colonography Detects Large Polyps

Also in the Journals: Program Helps Older, Overweight Cancer Survivors Lose Weight, Eat Better

Also in the Journals: Coffee Drinking May Be Associated With Lower Risk of Death

In Depth
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Advises against PSA Screening

Featured Clinical Trial: Combining Angiogenesis-Targeted Treatments for Liver Cancer

Bridging the Charles River to Find Novel Approaches to Cancer Research

Updates
Notes

EVENTS

calendar

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

June 4

Pathology Research Seminar Series
Junran Zhang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
CWRU/UH
Topic: The Role of Homologous Recombination in Genomic Stability and Cancer Therapy
12 pm WRB 1-413


June 5

Chair of Cancer Biology Candidate Seminar
Sam Lee, PhD
Associate Professor, Dermatology
Associate Director, Cutaneous Biology Research Center
Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital
Topic: Taking out Cancer's Co-dependency Via p53
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


June 6

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Erica Campagnaro, MD
Assistant Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Approach to the Elderly Myeloma Patient
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Immunology Faculty Research in Progress Seminar Series
Neetu Gupta, PhD
Assistant Professor, Immunology
CWRU/Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Brand New Roles for Ezrin in B Cell Activation and Function
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


June 7

Molecular Biology and Microbiology Seminar
Junpeng Yan, PhD
Skowronski Lab, Molecular Biology and Microbiology
CWRU
Topic: SAMHD1 Restriction and Cellular Function are Regulated During Cell Cycle and Hematopoietic Differentiation, Via its C-terminus
1 pm SOM W203

Chair of Cancer Biology Candidate Seminar
Wael El-Rifai, MD,PhD
H. William Scott, Jr., Chair in Surgery
Professor, Surgery & Cancer Biology
Director, Surgical Oncology Research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Topic: Moving Genomics to Therapeutics: Of Mice and Men
3 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic


June 8

Hematology/Oncology Fellows will resume in July.

Cancer Center Seminar Series will resume in September.

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Lyndsay Harris, MD
Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Personalized Medicine for Breast Cancer in the Post Genomic Era
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Imaging Program Mini-Retreat
Topic: Imaging/therapeutic Agents for Targeting Metastases
1-4:30 pm WRB 1-403

Cancer Center Research in Progress
Eswar Shankar, PhD
Research Associate, Danielpour Lab, General Medical Sciences-Oncology
CWRU/UH
Topic: New Therapeutic Insights on Targeting Prostate Cancers Cells with the Survivin
4 pm WRB 3-136

 

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

 

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

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

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

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR Grant for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research
Deadline: June 18

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

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Deadline: July 6

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

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Nursing Grants Program Explorer Awards
Deadline: August 1

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Nursing Grants Program Pathfinder Award: Intermediate Nurse Researcher Grants
Deadline: August 1

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Nursing Grants Program Discovery Award: Independent Nurse Researcher Grants
Deadline: August 1

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

International Myeloma Foundation Brian D. Novis Senior Research Award
Deadline: August 1

International Myeloma Foundation Brian D. Novis Junior Research Award
Deadline: August 1

Uniting Against Lung Cancer (UALC)
Deadline: August 15

Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
Deadline: September 30

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

Clarification: Requirement for the Inclusion of a Certification Letter for Eligible Individuals Applying Under PAR-12-050, PAR-12-051, and PAR-12-052 (NOT-OD-12-113)

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