May 6, 2013
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
CWRU School of Medicine Researchers Discover New Target for Personalized Cancer T2herapy
FDA Panel Votes Down Two Cancer Drugs
Increased Exposure Likely Driving 'Epidemic' of HPV-associated Cancers
Clues to Cancer
For the past week, the Plain Dealer has been running Clues to Cancer, a series of stories about Phase I clinical trials at Seidman Cancer Center and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. The articles attempt to show various aspects of clinical trials, from patients and their families, to the doctors and nurses who treat the patients, and the researchers searching for a cure.
Clues to Cancer: Plain Dealer series follows patients as they join doctors on road to discovery
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
2013 Theodore J. Castele, MD Lecure
The Department of Radiology will present the 21st Annual Theodore J. Castele, MD Lecure on Tuesday, May 21 in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. Guest speaker Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, the Virginia & DK Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research and Chair of Radiology at Stanford University, will present, Novel Strategies for the Earlier Detection of Cancer. The evening will start with award presentations at 5 pm followed by the lecture at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to marianne.chaloupek@UHhospitals.org by May 13.
Race for the Place- Join Our Team!
The Race for the Place, an event that benefits the Gathering Place, will be held Sunday, June 2 at Beachwood Place Mall. The Case CCC has created a team. Click here to join the team or to show your support by making a donation. Contact Gillian Todd for more information.
Impact of Genomics on Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: Open Drug Policy Forum
The Case CCC, in partnership with five other Midwest comprehensive cancer centers, will convene a public forum on the emerging revolution in genetic testing known as precision or personalized medicine on Monday, June 10. Experts from the government, pharmaceutical and insurance industries, public health sector, and the cancer research community will participate in dynamic lectures and discussions to consider the complexities of integrating genetic testing into cancer care.
This forum is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required: http://goo.gl/xEuwA.
Planned discussions include:
Keynote Address: How Genomics May Transform Cancer Care
How to Validate Genomic Based Decision Making in Cancer
Implications for Public Policy-Discussion with Congressional Representatives and NCI/FDA
Challenges for the FDA and CMS: Drug Approval and Reimbursement for Off-label Drug Use for Cancer Genetic Alteration
Genomics and Drug Reimbursement: White Paper from the Cleveland Forum 2013
Implementing Proper Use of Genomic Tests to Select Therapeutics
More information is on the Cancer Center site.
Annual Scientific Retreat
The Annual Cancer Center Scientific Retreat will commence the evening of Thursday, July 11 with a speaker and reception in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. The Retreat will continue the next day, Friday, July 12, at Corporate College East. The agenda is still be finalized. Details will be circulated soon!
Ovarian Cancer Research Program
Applications to the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) are being solicited for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Defense Health Program, by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisitions Activity:
Pre-Application Deadline: June 12
Dr. Andrew Sloan Receives Award for
Last month, Dr. Andrew Sloan received the Mahaley Award for Clinical Research in Neuro-Oncology by the National Brain Tumor Foundation at the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for his work targeting glioma stem cells. Dr. Sloan gave a presentation, Targeting Glioma Stem Cells in GBM: A Phase O/II study of Hedgehog Pathway inhibitor GDC-0449, on which he collaborated with Drs. Charles Nock, Amber Kerstetter, John Pink, Jeremy Rich, MD, Naoko Takebe, Robert Miller, Michael Prados, and Stuart Grossman.
BME Student Wins Second Place at Imaging Conference
Asha Singanamalli, a second year student in Biomedical Engineering mentored by Dr. Anant Madabhushi, was runner-up for best student paper at SPIE Medical Imaging 2013. She beat out 40 other student papers and seven other finalists to receive second place for her paper, Identifying in Vivo Dce MRI parameters correlated with ex Vivo quantitative microvessel characteristics: a radiohistomorphometric approach. The paper introduces a framework called radiohistomorphometry that allows for identification of novel DCE MRI biomarkers for distinguishing prostate cancer patients who need aggressive treatment from those who may be more suited for active surveillance.
Pathology Dissertation Defense
Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds
Cancer Biology Invited Speaker Seminar
Medicine Grand Rounds
Immunology Seminar Series
Physiology and Biophysics CAPT Seminar
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Immunology Journal Club
Hematology and Oncology Fellows Conference
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Cancer Center Research in Progress
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Annual Cancer Center Scientific Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Advantages of Multiple Modalities, Image Fusion, and Data Analysis in Preclinical Small Animal Imaging
National GvHD Health Symposium
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
Call for Pilot Projects: Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet)
James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Studying Complex Systems
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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