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August 13, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NIH Awards $64.6M Grant to Case Western Reserve CTSC, Largest Ever in Northeast Ohio

Case Western Reserve University's ambitious collaboration to bring medical discoveries to patients has won an extraordinary endorsement: a $64.6 million federal grant that is the largest ever awarded in Northeast Ohio.

"Five years ago Cleveland's leading biomedical institutions came together in an unprecedented partnership that put improved health at the center of everything we do," said School of Medicine dean Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD, the grant's principal investigator. "With today's award, the National Institutes of Health sent a powerful message to all of us: Keep up the good work." [more]

Updating Information in OnCore, Case CCC Database

As part of Case CCC preparations for the NCI Site Visit in October 2012, it is critical that investigators and study staff ensure that information, including accrual data, is being entered into the OnCore database on an on-going basis. Accurate and timely information in OnCore forms a basis for our reporting capabilities.

OnCore Clinical Trials Management System serves as a centralized database for clinical trial and patient-related data for Case CCC consortium institutions. Studies which were submitted, reviewed and approved by the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC) are listed in OnCore and as such information related to these studies have to be maintained in OnCore. This applies to the following studies – therapeutic, supportive, preventive, screening, early detection, diagnostic, ancillary, correlative, epidemiological, observational, and outcome.

Please make every effort to ensure that information on your studies is accurate and up-to-date. Please direct any questions regarding OnCore updates and data entry to April Firstencel, 216.286.2294 or april.firstencel@case.edu.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and efforts in this important endeavor.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

AACR Team Science Award

Nominations are now open for the AACR Team Science Award, which will recognize an outstanding interdisciplinary research team for its innovative and meritorious science that has advanced or likely will advance our fundamental knowledge of cancer or a team that has applied existing knowledge to advance the detection, diagnosis, prevention or treatment of cancer.

The team selected to receive the Seventh Annual AACR Team Science Award will collectively be awarded a prize of $50,000 and be recognized during the AACR Annual Meeting 2013 in Washington, DC, USA (April 6-10, 2013). The representative institutions will be cited at the AACR Annual Meeting for their leadership role in fostering team science.

Deadline: September 6

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is accepting applications for Investigator-Initiated, Career Catalyst Research, and Challenge Grants: Breast Cancer and the Environment.

Challenge Grants- Investigator-Initiated Research Grants seek to stimulate exploration of new ideas and novel approaches in breast cancer research and clinical practice that have the potential to lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and mortality within the next decade.

Challenge Grants- Career Catalyst Research Grants are open to scientists who have held faculty positions for no more than six years at the time of full application to achieve research independence.

Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) Grants seek to stimulate exploration of new ideas and novel approaches in breast cancer research and clinical practice that have the potential to lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and mortality within the next decade.

Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants are open to scientists who have held faculty positions for no more than six years at the time of full application to achieve research independence. CCRs provide support for hypothesis-driven research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer and lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality within the next decade. Studies focusing on quality of life or survivorship issues are not appropriate for this mechanism.

Pre-Application Deadline for all awards: September 10
Full Application Deadline for all awards: December 17


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

ASH Annual Meeting: Call for Abstracts

The 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) will be held December 8-11, in Atlanta, Georgia. The goal of the ASH annual meeting is to present the best new scientific research in all areas of hematology.

ASH's online abstract submission site is now open. All abstract submissions must be made electronically through ASH's online abstract submission system. The deadline to submit abstracts is August 14.

Ohio Health Data Statewide Symposium

Please mark your calendars for the First Ohio Health Data Statewide Symposium, to be held August 30 in the Wolstein Research Building. The goal of the symposium is to support the further reduction of data silos and promote the integration of data and the collaboration of researchers and data analysts in government, non-profits, and academia in Ohio.

Free registration is required to attend. Space is limited, so please register by August 15.

EVENTS

calendar

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

August 13

Hematology and Oncology Research Conference
Nicole Kuderer, MD
Instructor, Div. of Hem/Onc
Duke University
Topic: Personalized Medicine and Comparative Effectiveness Research: Biomarkers and Cancer Supportive Care
12 pm Wearn 137

Hematology and Oncology Research Conference
Eric Collisson, MD
Assistant Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
University of California, San Francisco
Topic: A Systems to Approach Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
1 pm Wearn 137


August 14

 


August 15

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Elizabeth Weinstein, MD, MS
Medical Director, Supportive Oncology
CWRU/UH
Topic: Cancer Pain: A Rapid Review
8 am Lerner Tower B-151


August 16

Developmental Therapeutics Program Retreat: Cancer Drug Development at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
August 16
3-7 pm, Dively Building 202


August 17

Cancer Center Research in Progress will resume in September

Cancer Center Seminar Series will resume in September.

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume in September

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series
Matthew Cooney, MD
Assistant Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Introduction to Prostate Cancer
8 am Wearn 137

 

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

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

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

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

NCI Office of Cancer Centers Learning Series Webinar: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Cancer Research and the National Cancer Institute
September 11
2-3:30 pm
Registration

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


NCI CANCER BULLETIN

August 7, 2012

News
Featured Article: Using New Approach, Scientists Find Evidence for Cancer Stem Cells

Trial Suggests New Treatment Option for Some Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

U.S. Prostate Cancer Incidence Falls after Change in Screening Recommendations

Single HPV Test Predicts the Risk of Cervical Cancer for 18 Years

Discovery of Fused Genes in Brain Cancer Points to Possible Treatments

Commentary
A Conversation with Dr. Walter Willett about Diet and Cancer

In Depth
Featured Clinical Trial: Genetically Engineered Immunotherapy for Advanced Cancer

Bringing Science to Cancer Survivors: Workshop Series Reaches a Milestone

Updates
FDA Update

CDC Update

Cancer.gov Update

Notes


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Foundation for Women's Cancer Research Grants and Awards Program
Abstracts Deadline: August 13
Application Deadline: November 9

Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
Deadline: August 14

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award
Deadline: August 15

Uniting Against Lung Cancer (UALC)
Deadline: August 15

AACR-Kure It Grant for Kidney Cancer Research
Deadline: August 21

2013 NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards
LOI Deadline: August 21
Application Deadline: September 21

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Programming- Junior Investigator Program
Deadline: August 29

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Programming- Midcareer Consultant Program
Deadline: August 29

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Advancing Care through Science Conference Scholarship
Deadline: September 1

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists
Internal Deadline: August 31
External Deadline: October 1

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
Pre-Proposal Deadline: September 4
Application Deadline: January 10, 2013

Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
Deadline: September 12

Prevent Cancer Foundation Research Grant and Fellowship
Deadline: September 14

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar Award
LOI Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar in Clinical Research Award
LOI Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Special Fellow Award
LOI Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Special Fellow in Clinical Research (SFCR) Award
LOI Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellow Award
LOI Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Quality of Life Research Funding Initiative Award
LOI Deadline: September 15
Full Application Deadline: October 1

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation 'A' Award
Deadline: September 17

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program
Deadline: September 21

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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program
Deadline: October 16

CTSC KL2 Training Program
Deadline: October 22

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Epidemiology Awards
Deadline: December 17

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

Request for Information (RFI): Input on a Potential Change in National Cancer Institute (NCI) Policy Regarding the Submission of Grant Applications that Request Support for Phase III Clinical Trials/Therapeutic Interventions (NOT-CA-12-013)

Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01)(PAR-12-257)

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