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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter

June 25, 2012

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Walking Away From Breast Cancer
dailyRx - June 20, 2012
We asked Anthony J. Berdis, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University, to explain the implications of this ...

US advisers shoot down Sanofi anti-clotting drug
Reuters - June 20, 2012
"Cancer patients have a lot to deal with just in treating their cancer with chemotherapy," said panel member Dr. Mikkael Sekeres, from the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute.

New CWRU fellowship helps nonprofits probe urban health issues
Plain Dealer - June 17, 2012
... can use to better serve their communities," said Elaine A. Borawski. Borawski and Dr. Jacqueline Matloub, both of the Prevention Research ...Grafton said faculty partner Siran Koroukian who specializes in epidemiology and biostatistics, is a good match because of her involvement in ...


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

Diagnostic Development Tutorial Attendee Grant

ASCO is seeking applications for grants to attend the Markers in Cancer 2012 Diagnostic Development Tutorial: Developing Biomarkers for Clinical Practice: From Hypothesis to Product. This Tutorial is being held in Hollywood, Florida, October 10-11, in conjunction with the Markers in Cancer 2012 Meeting.

This opportunity is open to physicians and scientists who are within the first 8 years after training holding an MD, PhD or both; are familiar with the basics of Clinical Trial Design; are working on Biomarkers or Molecular Diagnostics and on a project which is ready for clinical development; and working in an environment which would benefit directly from increased knowledge of trial design. Applicants should be an ASCO Full member, ASCO Full Member- discounted dues, and/or an EORTC member. You will be asked to indicate your membership affiliation during the application process. If you are not an ASCO or EORTC member, and you are selected to receive the grant, you must join ASCO in order to receive the award.

Deadline: July 13

American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor

The American Cancer Society offers a limited number of grants to mid-career investigators who have made seminal contributions in the area of cancer control that have changed the direction of clinical, psychosocial, behavioral, health policy or epidemiologic cancer research. Furthermore, it is expected that these investigators will continue to provide leadership in their research area.

LOI Deadline: August 1
Application Deadline: October 15


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

National GvHD Health Symposium

The Meredith A. Cowden Foundation, in collaboration with the Case CCC, Seidman Cancer Center and Taussig Cancer Institute, presents the 2012 National GvHD Health Symposium at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside on Friday, November 2. This unique one-day conference, will consist of two tracks: one designed for physicians and other health care professionals, and one for bone-marrow transplant (BMT) survivors, their families, and their caregivers. Both tracks will focus on cutting edge research and new treatments. Registration will later this summer.

EVENTS

calendar

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

June 25


June 26

Cancer Biology Fellow Seminar
Dipali Date, PhD
Research Fellow, Summers Lab, Cancer Biology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: p31 Comet, the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint, and Cancer
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


June 27

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference canceled.

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


June 28

Molecular Genetics Seminar
Katerina Gurova, MD, PhD
Department of Cell Stress Biology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Topic: Curaxins and FACT: from small molecules to new cancer marker and target
9:30 am NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Seminar
Ramon Parsons, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology and Medicine
Institute for Cancer Genetics
Irving Cancer Center
Columbia University
Topic: The Regulation and Deregulation of PTEN in Normal and Cancer Cells
1 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic


June 29

Hematology/Oncology Fellows will resume in July.

Cancer Center Seminar Series will resume in September.

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Andrew Zelenetz, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Medical Informatics, Medicine
Chief, Lymphoma Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Topic: Follicular Lymphoma
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Center Faculty Candidate Seminar
Dong Shen, MD, PhD
Staff Scientist, The Genome Institute
Washington University
Topic: Genomic Variations in Leukemia and Breast Cancer
2 pm WRB 3-136

Cancer Center Research in Progress
Shigemi Matsuyama, PhD
Associate Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Bax Activation Mechanism in the Cytosol
4 pm WRB 3-136

 

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Second Annual Imaging Solutions in Cancer Management: A Case-Based Conference
September 21, 2012
Wolstein Research Building
Brochure and Registration Form

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

GI SPORE Scholars Training Program
Deadline: June 29

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Deadline: July 6

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR Grant for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research
Deadline Extended: July 9

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

Kinship Foundation Searle Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: July 23
External Deadline: September 28

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

Identifying Non-coding RNA Targets for Early Detection of Cancer (R01)(PA-12-213)

Identifying Non-coding RNA Targets for Early Detection of Cancer (R21)(PA-12-214)

NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13/U13)(PA-12-212)

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