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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

June 11, 2012

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

5 cancers men should worry about -- and what they can do
Men's Health - June 10, 2012
...If it is caught early, it can be beaten, says Brian Rini, M.D., an oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute...or generalized itching with swelling (without rash) could be cause for concern, says Cleveland Clinic oncologist John Sweetenham, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic, 5 other institutions create MDS Clinical Research ...
Plain Dealer (blog) - June 8, 2012
...is sponsored by the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation and supported by the Edward P. Evans Foundation. Dr. Mikkael Sekeres, director of Taussig's Leukemia Program, ...

Prevalence, predictors of interval colorectal cancer ID'd
Medical Xpress - June 8, 2012
Gregory S. Cooper, M.D., of the University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, and colleagues identified 57839 patients aged 69 and ...

Improper Vaccine Storage Not Good for Children
ABC News - June 8, 2012
Dr. Kord Honda explains how vismodegib fights skin cancer.

HIPEC: Advancing Survivorship for GYN Cancer Patients
MD News - June 5, 2012
...is led by Robert DeBernardo, MD, a gynecologic oncologist and assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

'Chemo Brain' Impairment Can Be Measured, Small Cleveland Clinic Study Indicates
Plain Dealer - June 5, 2012
At this week's annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago, Dr. Halle Moore, an oncologist at the Clinic's Taussig Cancer ...


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

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Concept Award

Applications for the Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) Concept Award are being solicited by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Defense Health Program. The goal of the FY12 LCRP is to eradicate deaths from lung cancer to better the health and welfare of the military and the American public. The LCRP Concept Award mechanism supports the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to lung cancer.

Pre-Application Deadline: August 9
Application Deadline: August 23

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Advanced Practice Conference Scholarship

The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation is accepting applications for the Advanced Practice Conference Scholarship. The purpose of this award is to support a professional nurse who has demonstrated innovation in responding to challenges in practice, that has made a difference for the patient/family, institution and/or fellow healthcare professionals.

Deadline: September 1

EVENTS

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**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

June 11


June 12

Cancer Biology Fellow Seminar
Arishya Sharma
Graduate Student, Almasan Lab, Cancer Biology
CWRU/Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Autophagy Differentially Regulates Chemotherapy-induced Cell Death and Acquired Resistance in Leukemic B-cells
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

NCRM Lunch and Learn
Stephen Fischer, PhD
Scientist, Research and Development
Arteriocyte
Topic: Nanofiber-based Ex Vivo Expansion of Stem Cells for Preclinical and Clinical Application
12-1:30 pm NE3-218 Cleveland Clinic


June 13

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Jane Little, MD
Associate Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Fetal Hgb (HbF) in Sickle Cell Disease
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Cell Death Regulation Program Meeting
Shigemi Matsuyama, PhD
Associate Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
AND
Hisashi Tanaka, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics
CWRU/Cleveland Clinic
Topic: DNA Damage and Repair
4-6 pm WRB 3-136


June 14

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Seminar
Peter Canoll, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University
Topic: Glial Progenitors as the Origin and Essence of Proneural Glioblastoma
1 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic


June 15

Hematology/Oncology Fellows will resume in July.

Cancer Center Seminar Series will resume in September.

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C
Oncology Counselor
Life With Cancer Family Center
Topic: The Sexual Self of Cancer Survivors: Assessing the Sexual Health Needs of our Patients
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Research in Progress
David Askew, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Cooke Lab, Pediatrics
CWRU/UH
Topic: A Novel Role for Cdk5 in T Cell Activation and Migration During Graft-Versus-Host Reactions Following Allogeneic BMT
4 pm WRB 3-136

 

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

National GvHD Health Symposium
November 2, 2012
Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside
Details

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

Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2013
January 3-7, 2013
Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
Details
Call for Abstracts Deadline: July 31


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

GI SPORE Scholars Training Program
Deadline: June 29

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

University Hospitals Harrington Discovery Institute Scholar-Innovator Grants program
Deadline: August 1

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

The Role of Microbial Metabolites in Cancer Prevention and Etiology (U01)(PAR-11-152)

Research on Malignancies in the Context of HIV/AIDS (R01)(PA-10-290)

Research on Malignancies in the Context of HIV/AIDS (R21)(PA-10-291)

Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancer for Years 2010, 2011 and 2012 (P50)(PAR-10-003)

Community Clinical Oncology Program Groups (U10)(RFA-CA-12-007)

Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program Groups (U10)(RFA-CA-12-008)

Innovative Health Information Technology for Broad Adoption by Healthcare Systems and Consumers (SBIR) (R44)(PA-12-196)

Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R21)(PAR-12-197)

Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R01)(PAR-12-198)

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