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December 3, 2012

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Survival Outcomes Unchanged After Second-line Treatment with Pemetrexed Plus Carboplatin
HemOnc Today - Nov 30, 2012
Perspective by Patrick C. Ma...

Temsirolimus/Bevacizumab Not Superior to Standard Treatment With Interferon/Bevacizumab in mRCC
OncLive - Nov 29, 2012
... as temsirolimus/ bevacizumab] remain investigational," said lead author Brian Rini, MD, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Ohio.

Philips Healthcare, University Hospitals Partner for Cuyahoga County Medical Mart Venture
Plain Dealer - Nov 26, 2012
UH has the only prototype in operation, said Dr. Pablo Ros, chairman of the hospital's radiology department, and only about 10 patients have ...

Point/Counterpoint: Rivaroxaban Expected to Have 'Huge Impact' on Management of DVT, PE
HemOnc Today - Nov 25, 2012
Keith McCrae, MD, is a member of the staff in hematologic oncology and blood disorders at Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dr. Qin Elected as AAAS Fellow

qinDr. Jun Qin was recently named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Qin was elected by his peers as an AAAS Fellow in recognition of exemplary contributions to the field of cell signaling.

AACR Brochure Highlights Case CCC Research

coverThe cover of the American Association for Cancer Research brochure of Scientific Conferences in 2012-2013 featured an image of research conducted by researchers at CWRU/UH: Susan M. Burden-Gulley, Mohammed Q. Qutaish, Kristin E. Sullivant, Hong Lu, Jing Wang, Sonya E.L. Craig, James P. Basilion, David L. Wilson, and Susann M. Brady-Kalnay. The image was taken from their publication Novel cryo-imaging of the glioma tumor microenvironment reveals migration and dispersal pathways in vivid three-dimensional detail. Cancer Res 71:5932-5940, 2011.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES/AWARDS

American Association for Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is accepting applications for the following opportunities:

  • The AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships are open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institution who will be in the first, second, or third year of their postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term. The research proposed for funding may be in any area of basic cancer research. The fellowships provide one-year grants of $45,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored basic cancer research. A partial amount of the funds may be designated for non-personnel research expenses, such as equipment and research/laboratory supplies.
    Deadline: December 20
  • The AACR-Millennium Fellowship in Lymphoma Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct lymphoma-based research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to lymphoma.
    Deadline: January 7, 2013
  • The AACR-Millennium Fellowship in Prostate Cancer Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct prostate cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to prostate cancer.
    Deadline: January 7, 2013

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Webinar: Ensuring Equal Access to Cancer Research: How Does Bias Play a Role in Who is Offered Clinical Trial Participation?

Registration is open for Ensuring Equal Access to Cancer Research: How Does Bias Play a Role in Who is Offered Clinical Trial Participation?, a webinar to be held on Tuesday, December 11 from 1-2:30 pm in BRB 105. Presented by the Education Network in Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT), speakers include Terrance Albrecht, PhD and Carma Bylund, PhD.

So You Want To Do Comparative Effectiveness Research? The Nuts and Bolts of CER

Registration is open for So You Want To Do Comparative Effectiveness Research? The Nuts and Bolts of CER, to be held Friday, December 14 in the WRB Auditorium. This half-day symposium will help heighten the understanding of comparative effectiveness research (CER), identify strategies to evaluate competing treatments and highlight the various research design methods available to perform CER. The course will be taught at an introductory level and is designed to provide resources for investigators to pursue future research projects. There is $25 registration fee, though this fee is waived for trainees, scholars, and K awardees.


NCI CANCER BULLETIN SPECIAL ISSUE

November 27, 2012: The Science Behind Cancer Screening

Commentary
Guest Commentary by Dr. Otis Brawley: The Benefits and Harms of Cancer Screening

A Conversation with Dr. Virginia Moyer, Chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Features
Crunching Numbers: What Cancer Screening Statistics Really Tell Us

Using an Ocean of Data, Researchers Model Real-Life Benefits of Cancer Screening

After Landmark Study, Exploring Questions about Lung Cancer Screening

Building a Better Cancer Screening Process

All That Glitters: A Glimpse into the Future of Cancer Screening

Selected Resources: Cancer Screening

Multimedia
Inside NCI: Dr. Barry Kramer on Cancer Screening

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Cancer Screening

Infographic: Benefits and Harms of PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer

News
Decades of Data Point to Overdiagnosis from Breast Cancer Screening

After Negative Colonoscopy, Rescreening with Other Tests May Be Effective

Longer Delays in Breast Cancer Treatment May Affect Survival

Fusion Gene Linked to Rare Form of Childhood Leukemia

Alternative Type of Brachytherapy Proves Effective in Mice

Updates
HHS Update

CDC Update

Notes

EVENTS

calendar

December 3

Immunology Invited Speaker Seminar Series
Bernd Schröppel, MD
Assistant Professor, Nephrology
Mount Sinai
Topic: Autophagic Activity is Required for Transplantation Tolerance
9 am NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic

Pathology Research Seminar Series
Heide Ford, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology
University of Colorado
Topic: Developmental Transcription Factors and Cancer Metastasis. New Potential Targets for Therapy?
12 pm WRB 1-413

Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Yibin Wang, PhD
Director, Div. of Molecular Medicine
Vice Chair, Anesthesiology Research
Professor, Anesthesiology, Physiology and Medicine
University of California–Los Angeles
Topic: From Molecules to Systems Biology for Cardiac Development and Diseases
4 pm SOM/Robbins Building, E-501


December 4

Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds
Ande Bao, PhD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of Texas
Topic: Nanotechnology-Based Focused Cancer Radiation Therapy
8:10 am Lerner Tower B-181

Immunology Seminar Series
Igor Brodsky, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathobiology
University of Pennsylvania
Topic: Control of Host Inflammatory Responses by Bacterial Metabolism
12 pm WRB 1-413

Medicine Grand Rounds
Ajay Sood, MD
Associate Professor, Div. of Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology
CWRU/UH
Topic: New Management Strategies for Diabetes Mellitus: Medications and Beyond
12 pm Kulas Auditorium, Lakeside 5th Fl.


December 5

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Deepjot Singh, MD
Assistant Professor, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/UH
Topic: Management of Gastric Cancer
8 am Lerner B-151


December 6

 


December 7

Cancer Center Research in Progress canceled

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds canceled

Cancer Center Seminar Series
Ruth Keri, PhD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Pharmacology
CWRU
Topic: Regulation of Breast Cancer Phenotypes
12 pm BRB 105

 

 

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

16th Annual Meeting of the Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium (TRC3): The Power of Negative Thinking: Inhibiting the Inhibitors of Tumor Immunity
February 20-22, 2012
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, PA
Check back for more information

 

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

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

So You Want To Do Comparative Effectiveness Research? The Nuts and Bolts of CER
December 14
7:30 am - 12 pm WRB 1-413
Details

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


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Innovation Grants
Deadline: December 3

Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations
Deadline: December 3

Weatherhead Institute for Family Medicine and Community Health Pilot
Deadline: December 3

DOD Breast Cancer Research Program Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Pre-Application Deadline: December 4
Application Deadline: December 18

CTSC Explorys Collaborative Pilots
Deadline: December 14

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation: Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year Award
Deadline: December 15

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

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Awards
Deadline: December 17

Association for Research of Childhood Cancer
Deadline: January 1, 2013

Beez Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer
Deadline: January 2, 2013

Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Awards
Deadline: January 7, 2013

2013 CTSC Annual Pilot Grant Funding
LOI Deadline: January 15, 2013

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Master's Degree Scholarships
Deadline: February 1, 2013

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Doctoral Degree Scholarships
Deadline: February 1, 2013

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

James S. McDonnell Foundation Collaborative Activity Awards
Deadline: Open

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange 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


NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Advance Notice: Revised Policy for Managing Conflict of Interest in the Initial Peer Review of NIH Grant and Cooperative Agreement Applications(NOT-OD-13-010) National Institutes of Health

Initial Electronic Submission Process for Multi-Project Applications: Webinar - December 13, 2012 (NOT-OD-13-011)

International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award (R25)(PAR-13-027)

Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01)(PAR-13-029)

Technology Development for High-Throughput Structural Biology Research (R01)(PAR-13-032)

Technology Development for Protein Modeling (R01)(PAR-13-033)

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