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August 27, 2012

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Lack of Sleep Found to be a New Risk Factor for Aggressive Breast Cancers
Sacramento Bee - Aug 27, 2012
Led by Cheryl Thompson, PhD, the study is the first-of-its-kind to show an association between insufficient sleep and biologically more ..."Short sleep duration is a public health hazard leading not only to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, but also cancer," said Li Li, MD, PhD, a study co-author...

Precise and Persistent Cell Sabotage
Science Codex -Aug 27, 2012
The research group, led by Eben Alsberg, associate professor in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery, have ...

Is Chemo-Brain Real? What Was the Question Again?
WebMD (blog) - Aug 24, 2012
Dr. Halle Moore of the Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute recruited eight pairs, each composed of a chemo patient and a healthy friend. She gave ...

Stem Cell Innovations from Cleveland's Metrohealth, Case Western Reserve Help Correct Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Plain Dealer - Aug 19, 2012
Another group of researchers -- cardiac investigator Isabelle Deschenes at MetroHealth Medical Center, Paul Tesar from Case Western ...


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

American Association for Cancer Research Awards and Lectureships

The American Association for Cancer Research is currently accepting nominations for its annual series of awards and lectureships. Since 1961, when the first scientific award was presented, the AACR has honored hundreds of scientists and physicians who collectively have made significant contributions to the understanding, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer. Recipients will be honored at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, which will be held April 6-10, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The awards and lectureships are:

  • The AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research will be given for outstanding, novel and significant chemistry research that has led to important contributions to the fields of basic and translational cancer research, cancer diagnosis, prevention, or the treatment of patients with cancer. Candidacy is open to all cancer researchers who are affiliated with any institution (academia, industry or government) involved in cancer research, cancer medicine or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world.
  • The AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship is intended to recognize an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research. The lectureship is named in honor of Jane Cooke Wright, MD, a pioneer in clinical cancer chemotherapy. She was among the first researchers to test chemotherapeutic drugs in humans. Candidacy is open to all individual cancer researchers anywhere in the world who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine or cancer-related biomedical science.
  • The AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship recognizes an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science. Candidacy is open to all scientists, regardless of gender, who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world.

Nomination Deadline for all awards: October 3.

Melanoma Research Alliance-Prostate Cancer Foundation Team Science Partnership Award

Applications are solicited by the Melanoma Research Alliance and the Prostate Cancer Foundation for one jointly sponsored Team Science Award that will simultaneously advance clinical science in both diseases. This award will support innovative, meritorious and translational work with the potential for high clinical impact in prostate cancer and melanoma. The following are examples of investigative areas relevant to both kinds of cancer, for which applications will be considered: 1) nuclear imaging technologies and/or applications as early predictors of treatment outcomes, including novel tracers to distinguish immune from tumor cells in the context of immunotherapy; 2) therapeutic interventions targeting tumor cell metabolism and protein translation; and 3) development of effective combinatorial therapies in the adjuvant or advanced disease setting, based on immune-modulating drugs paired with other agents.

Deadline: October 15


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Maciejewski Receives Funding from Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Jaroslaw Maciejewski, MD, PhD received a grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This grant is part of the their Translational Research Program, an initiative designed to help accelerate the movement of promising discoveries from the lab to the clinic. Dr. Maciejewski will receive $200,000 for three years to study the implications of STAT3 mutations in large granular lymphocyte leukemia.

Cultural Competency Training Resources

Cultural competency training is available for Cleveland Clinic employees through the Cleveland Clinic Office of Diversity and Inclusion and for University Hospitals employees through the online Learning Management System (access via UH Intranet home page, click on Human Resources, then click on Employee Direct Access, see "2012 Resident Orientation Cultural Competency").

Additional training and resources are available from RTOG. RTOG conducted a session on Cultural Competency and Recruitment Training in June 2011, which is available on the RTOG website. This session consists of four modules, module 3 being the most useful. This module consists of several role-playing scenarios that emphasize principles important to recruitment of underserved populations.

EVENTS

calendar

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

August 27

 


August 28

Pathology Research Seminar Series
Ling Wu
Li Lab, Pathology
CWRU
Topic: TBD
12 pm WRB 1-413


August 29

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Henry Koon, MD
Assistant Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Overview of Melanoma
8 am Lerner Tower B-151

Immunology Invited Speaker Seminar Series
Feng Li, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology
CWRU
Topic: Regulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells- With Complement from Innate Immunity
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


August 30

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Seminar
Luis Parada, PhD
Chairman, Biology
University of Texas Southwestern
Topic: Genetic Mouse Models of Glioma: Cancer Stem Cells and Translational Tolls for Therapeutic Development
1 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic


August 31

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
Joseph Bokar, MD, PhD
Lisa Arfons, MD
Susanne Wish-Baratz, PhD
CWRU/UH
Topic: Bone Marrow Anatomy
8 am Wearn 137

 

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

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

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

First Ohio Health Data Statewide Symposium
August 30
Wolstein Research Building, CWRU Campus
Details

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

American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
December 8-11
Atlanta, Georgia
Details

Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2013
January 3-7, 2013
Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
Details


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

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

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Research Grants
LOI Deadline: September 1
Application Deadline: October 1

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

AACR Team Science Award
Deadline: September 6

Komen for the Cure Challenge Grants- Investigator-Initiated Research Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: September 10
Full Application Deadline: December 17

Komen for the Cure Challenge Grants- Career Catalyst Research Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: September 10
Full Application Deadline: December 17

Komen for the Cure Investigator-Initiated Research Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: September 10
Full Application Deadline: December 17

Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst Research Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: September 10
Full Application Deadline: December 17

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 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

AACR–American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Nomination Deadline: September 26

AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research
Nomination Deadline: September 26

AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research
Nomination Deadline: September 26

AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship
Nomination Deadline: September 26

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

Successor-in-Interest (Type 6 Parent) (PA-12-269)

Change of Grantee Organization (Type 7 Parent) (PA-12-270)

Tobacco Control Regulatory Research - R21 (PAR-12-266)

Tobacco Control Regulatory Research - R01 (PAR-12-267)

Tobacco Control Regulatory Research - R03 (PAR-12-268)

Produced by:
Gillian Irwin Todd
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Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
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gillian.irwin@case.edu

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