August 12, 2013
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
High-Risk MDS: RIC Transplant Shown as OK for Older Patients
A Doctor in the Family
Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Raised Breast Cancer Risk
Department Interview with Neal Meropol
Publication Support Acknowledgement
Please remember to acknowledge the valuable support provided by the Cancer Center and its core facilities in your research papers and publications:
"This research was supported by the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (P30CA043703)." OR
"This research was supported by the [insert facility name] Core Facility of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (P30CA043703)."
Lung Cancer Biospecimen Resource Network
The Lung Cancer Biospecimen Resource Network (LCBRN) is an open access biorepository that provides specimens to academic and private industry scientists worldwide. The LCBRN obtains tissue and biofluid samples from lung cancer patients for use in biomedical research. Subjects voluntarily donate tissue, bronchial lavage fluid, blood, urine and saliva, and have all signed informed consent documents allowing the use of their samples in research.
A network of three academic medical centers comprise the LCBRN: Medical University of South Carolina, University of Virginia, and Washington University in St. Louis. Biospecimens are collected at these sites according to standard operating procedures and are shipped to the LCBRN Coordination Center at University of Virginia for storage.
Researchers desiring material from the LCBRN must have local approval to work with coded-linked human biospecimens, must submit an application for review by the LCBRN Scientific Review Panel, and must have institutional approval for the provisions in the LCBRN investigator agreement.
ASCO Special Awards Program
Each year, through its Special Awards Program, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recognizes researchers, patient advocates, and leaders of the global oncology community who have made significant contributions to enhancing cancer care. Recipients of ASCO's highest, most prestigious awards collectively represent those who have made significant strides in cancer care and treatment and who have shown outstanding leadership in the oncology community. Please take this opportunity to nominate a colleague for the 2014 ASCO Special Awards, open now through August 26. You will need your ASCO.org username and password to log-in to nominate.
This year, ASCO added the Excellence in Teaching Award to its roster of Special Awards. This new Award will be presented to an ASCO member who has had a demonstrable impact on their trainees (residents, postdoctoral fellows, and/or clinical fellows) and who has inspired and shaped the trainee's practice of cancer medicine.
The 2014 Special Awards are as follows:
ASH Bridge Grant Program
In 2013 and for the next two years, American Society of Hematology (ASH) new bridge grant program will provide at least 30 one-year awards annually to ASH members who applied for an NIH R01 grant or equivalent but were denied funding due to budget cutbacks. The long-term goal of the award is to help sustain recipients' research and contribute to their retention in hematology investigation. Dr. Yu-Yung Yang was one of 17 scientists to receive funding as part of the first round of the awards earlier this year.
Center for Membrane and Structural Biology
Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference Fellowship Curriculum Series
Pathology Grand Rounds
Prostate Cancer Working Group Seminar Series and Journal Club
Cancer Center Research in Progress will resume in September
Cancer Center Seminar Series will resume August 23
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume in September
Hematology and Oncology Fellows Conference
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
MSC 2013: Adult Stem Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine
Molecular Genetics Guest Speaker
National GvHD Health Symposium
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG) Awards
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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