February 11, 2013
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Exercise May Cut Prostate Cancer in Whites, But Not Blacks
Tamoxifen May Have Long-term Benefits in Fighting Breast Cancer
Cancer Research by the Numbers
Finke Receives NCI R01
Dr. Jim Finke was awarded an R01 from the National Cancer Institute to study the individual contributions of inflammatory proteins and their impact in promoting the activation and migration of highly active MDSC subsets, particularly those expressing the chemokine receptor CXCR2, with the hope that research findings may lead to new targets for therapeutic intervention.
Pizarro Receives Grant to Study Gastric Cancers
Dr. Theresa Pizarro, Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine at CWRU, recently received a grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation for her proposal, Role of the novel IL-1 family member, IL-33, in the gastritis-metaplasiacarcinoma sequence. Dr. Pizarro will work with Dr. Li Li, co-investigator, and Dr. Wei Xin, collaborator, on this project.
Tissue Microarray Survey
The Cancer Center is considering an initiative to build a series of Tissue Microarrays (TMAs) for member usage. We would like to assess the needs of our members so that we can start with the most feasible and useful TMAs. Please take this short survey regarding your research goals and needs.
December CTSC Core Utilization Pilot Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of the December CTSC Core Utilization Pilot Awards:
Reminder: Registration of Studies in Clinicaltrials.gov and Reporting of Clinical Trial Results
Section 801 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA 801) requires Responsible Parties to register and submit summary results of clinical trials with Clinicaltrials.gov. Clinical trial results registration became effective as of September 2008. The FDA is currently empowered to enforce the reporting requirements, as well as financial penalties on non-compliant investigators and institutions.
Clinical trial and result registration is centralized within the Case CCC, and April Firstencel, Case CCC Registration Coordinator, has been working with investigators, study staff and statisticians to ensure the Case CCC complies with federal requirements. This announcement serves as a reminder about our on-going efforts and the need for everybody's assistance and collaboration to meet these obligations. Please direct questions to April Firstencel, Case CCC Registration Coordinator for Clinicaltrials.gov, 216.286.2294, firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Association for Cancer Research
The AACR is accepting applications for the following funding opportunities:
American Cancer Society IRG Awards
The Case CCC, with funds from its American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, will provide seed money to foster cancer research by junior faculty who have no current national grant support of their own. Investigators in the CWRU 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, will be awarded to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future and independently funded programs.
LOI Deadline: February 18
Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL), Follicular Lymphoma (FL) and Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) Consortiums are seeking proposals for high quality research studies in the following three disease areas:
Applications to this initiative must include the study of primary CLL/SLL, FL or MCL patient samples to assure relevance to the human disease. In addition, applicants are required to explicitly delineate how the proposed research will incorporate collaborative interactions between/among investigators in different disciplines (e.g. pathology & medical oncology, basic science research & clinical investigators) and/or different institutions.
Deadline: February 19
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Breast Cancer Program in Development Annual Retreat
Drs. William Schiemann and Lyndsay Harris, Co-Leaders of the Breast Cancer Program in Development, invite you to attend the program Annual Retreat on Monday, March 11 from 9 am-3 pm in the Dively Building on CWRU campus. The agenda and program information will be available soon.
A melanoma mini-symposium is scheduled from 3-7 pm on Monday, March 11 in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for physician scientists and biomedical researchers to foster communication and develop new collaborations on melanoma research. Please watch the newsletter for updates.
Annual Cancer Center Retreat
The Annual Cancer Center Scientific Retreat will commence the evening of Thursday, July 11 and continue through Friday, July 12. Location and agenda are still be finalized. Details will be posted in the newsletter in the coming months.
Pathology Research Seminar Series
Cancer Biology Midterm Review Seminar
Sequencing Data Interest Group (SDIG)
Molecular Genetics Departmental Seminar
Cancer Biology Invited Speaker Seminar
Immunology Seminar Series
Medicine Grand Rounds
Research & Technology Management Seminar
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Genetics and Genome Sciences Seminar
Immunology Faculty Research in Progress
Case GI SPORE Seminar Series: Moved to March 6
Pathology Special Seminar
Cancer Center Research in Progress canceled
Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
IMPACT: Improving Sickle Cell Patient Adherence Through Collaborative Teaching
Breast Cancer Conference
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
16th Annual Meeting of the Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium (TRC3): The Power of Negative Thinking: Inhibiting the Inhibitors of Tumor Immunity
National GvHD Health Symposium
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR Fellowship, in memory of Lisa Dubow
International Union Against Cancer (UICC) International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Notice of Participation of Additional NIH Institutes and Centers in PA-11-110 "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (Parent F30)" (NOT-OD-13-032)
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