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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

June 18, 2012

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

A Healthy Father's Day for Cleveland-area Father and Son who Take on Cancer, Win
Plain Dealer - June 15, 2012
Dr. Brad Pohlman, the Clinic hematologist/oncologist who treated both Slaters, said he tried to dissuade Tom from playing, to no avail...

Geomagic Customer Featured at White House for Its Touch-Enabled Surgical Rehearsal Platform
MarketWatch - June 14, 2012
The White House event also will feature neurosurgeons, Dr. Warren Selman and Dr. Andrew Sloan of University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical ...

Which Doctor Does your Colonoscopy May Matter
Reuters - June 14, 2012
... miss anything significant," said Dr. Gregory Cooper, a gastroenterologist with University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.


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

Kinship Foundation Searle Scholars Program

CWRU is invited to submit TWO applications for the 2013 Searle Scholar Program competition. The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. This limited funding opportunity is for assistant professors in a tenure-track appointment pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and relevant areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.

Internal Deadline: July 23
External Deadline: September 28


NCI CANCER BULLETIN

June 12, 2012

News
Featured Article: Study Finds Small Increase in Cancer Risk after Childhood CT Scans

For Some Breast Cancers, New Drug May Be Treatment Option

Preoperative Chemotherapy, Radiation Improve Survival in Esophageal Cancer

For Some Skin Cancers, Targeted Drug Hits the Mark

Study Suggests New Treatment Option for Some Lymphomas

Study Shows First Effective Treatment for Cancer Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy

Also in the News: Even Low Doses of Radiation in Childhood May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Also in the Journals: Global Cancer Burden Expected to Shift

Commentary
A Conversation with Dr. Patricia Steeg on Redesigning Clinical Trials to Test Therapies that Could Prevent Cancer Metastasis

In Depth
Expanding the Playing Field: Immune-Based Therapy Shows Potential for Lung, Other Cancers

Featured Clinical Trial: Adjuvant Everolimus for Resected Kidney Cancer

Charting a Course to Genome-Guided Cancer Medicine

Updates
FDA Update

Cancer.gov Update

Notes

EVENTS

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**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

June 18


June 19

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Special Grand Rounds
David Katz, MD, MPH
Founding Director, Yale Prevention Research Center
Director and Founder, Integrative Medicine Center
Topic: TBD
8 am WRB 1-413

Cancer Biology Invited Speaker Seminar
Nima Sharifi, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Topic: Bench to Bedside and Back Again in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


June 20

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

Immunology Faculty Research in Progress Series
Booki Min, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor, Immunology
CWRU/Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Research Update
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


June 21

Molecular Biology and Microbiology Seminar
Craig Cameron, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Pennsylvania State University
Topic: Transitioning to the Translational: Hepatitis C Virus Persistence and Inhibition
1 pm Rottman Seminar Rm W203


June 22

Hematology/Oncology Fellows will resume in July.

Cancer Center Seminar Series will resume in September.

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Federico Aucejo, MD
General Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
AND
Gordon McLennan, MD
Staff Physician, Diagnostic Radiology
Cleveland Clinic
AND
Robert Pelley
Staff, Solid Tumor Oncology
CWRU
Topic: Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Growing Worldwide Epidemic
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Research in Progress
Yongyou Zhang, PhD
Research Associate, Markowitz Lab, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: High-Throughput Screening for 15-PGDH Activator
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

Case CCC ACS Institutional Research Grant Awards
LOI Deadline: July 9
Application Deadline: August 3

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

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

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

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

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Concept Award
Pre-Application Deadline: August 9
Application Deadline: August 23

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

Community Clinical Oncology Program Groups (U10)

U.S.-India Bilateral Collaborative Research Partnerships (CRP) on the Prevention of HIV/AIDS and Co-morbidities (R21)(RFA-AI-12-033)

Administrative Supplements for Health Impacts of Household Air Pollution on Women's Health and Child Survival (Admin Supp)(PA-12-202)

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