Week of May 27, 2013
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Researchers Use Data to Identify Different Forms of Prostate Cancers and Effective Treatment Options
Five Star Sensation helps fund University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
ASCO Annual Meeting 2013
The Case CCC is pleased to have many members participating in the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, May 31-June 4 in Chicago. To view a list of Cancer Center participation, please click here. We encourage members who are attending the meeting to support their colleagues.
Best of luck to all participants!
Dr. Mikkael Sekeres Named FDA ODAC Chair for Another Term
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, Leukemia Program Director, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, will remain Chair of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for another year. The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug products for use in the treatment of cancer and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. Dr. Sekeres has been a voting member of this Committee for the past three years.
Request for Information: Opportunities for Cancer-relevant Innovative Technologies with Transformative Potential
The NCI is looking for feedback from cancer researchers, clinicians, and other interested members of the community through a Request for Information (RFI). The purpose of the RFI is to seek input on the most important needs and promising opportunities to develop technologies with strong potential for accelerating cancer research or clinical care. NCI is interested in understanding the communities' perspective on areas where state-of-the-art capabilities are insufficient for clinical care or to explore biological or epidemiological facets of cancer. Responses to the RFI will be used for consideration of research priorities and may help to develop future funding opportunities. Please respond by June 30, 2013.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
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 FDA, NCI, CMS, pharmaceutical industry, 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 required: http://goo.gl/xEuwA.
More information is on the Cancer Center site.
Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy
Staff from the CWRU Cleveland Health Sciences Library will present, Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy, on Friday, June 14 from 9-10:15 am in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. This seminar will facilitate compliance with the "Revised Policy on Enhancing Public Access to Archived Publications Resulting from NIH-Funded Research." They will outline the submission process and services available on campus to assist researchers in complying with the policy, which requires that all peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted for publication after April 7, 2008, and resulting fully or in part from NIH-funded research, must be deposited to PubMed Central within twelve months of publication. In addition, these articles must be associated with the NIH grant(s) in NCBI's MyBibliography.
Limited Submission: Hartwell Foundation – Individual Biomedical Research Awards
CWRU earned an at-large bid in The Hartwell Foundation's Individual Biomedical Research Awards program, and is eligible to nominate two faculty members for proposal submission this year. The foundation funds 10 Hartwell Investigators annually for their innovative, early-stage, cutting-edge biomedical research that has the potential to benefit children.
Request for Proposals for Case CCC Funding for Pilot/Phase I Clinical Trials
The Case CCC is encouraging investigators to submit Letters of Intent for Early Phase Clinical Research Support (EPCRS; former Protocol Specific Research Support) funding. These in-house funds are available for the conduct of early phase clinical trials of relatively short duration. Priority will be given to trials which are developed jointly between UH and CCF with planned accrual at both institutions. (See revised NCI Cancer Center Support Grant EPCRS guidelines, page 43, Section 2.12).
Please submit LOIs and direct questions about the revised guidelines and funding process to Katarzyna Karelus, Case CCC Clinical Research Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-844-4176.
Deadline: July 15
DOD Lung Cancer Research Program
Applications to the Fiscal Year 2013 Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) are being solicited for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Defense Health Program, by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisitions Activity.
DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP)
Applications to the Fiscal Year 2013 Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) are being solicited for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Defense Health Program, by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisitions Activity.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is accepting applications for the following funding opportunities:
American Gastroenterological Association Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer
The American Gastroenterological Association is accepting applications for the Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer. This award provides support to an established investigator working on novel approaches in gastric cancer research, including the fields of gastric mucosal cell biology; regeneration and regulation of cell growth (not as they relate to peptic ulcer disease or repair); inflammation (including Helicobacter pylori) as precancerous lesions; genetics of gastric carcinoma; oncogenes in gastric epithelial malignancies; epidemiology of gastric cancer; etiology of gastric epithelial malignancies; or clinical research in the diagnosis or treatment of gastric carcinoma.
Happy Memorial Day!
Molecular Genetics Departmental Seminar
Immunology Seminar Series
Medicine Grand Rounds
National Center for Regenerative Medicine
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Ohio Third Frontier Scientific Open Forum
Hematology and Oncology Special Seminar
Cancer Center Faculty Candidate Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds canceled
Hematology and Oncology Fellows Conference
Cancer Center Research in Progress
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Annual Cancer Center Scientific Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
National GvHD Health Symposium
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
Chris4Life Colon Cancer Pilot Study Grant Program
OCRP Resource Development Award
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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