December 11, 2013
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Stan Gerson, MD
Investing in the NIH for the Future Health of the Nation
Sen. Sherrod Brown, along with 34 colleagues, recently sent a letter to this year's Budget Conferees urging them to support a strong commitment to NIH funding. Please review the letter and contact your legislative parties to stress the necessity of funding for the NIH. We must continue to voice our concerns and remind decisionmakers the personal and detrimental impact these budgets have had, and will have, on cancer research and our nation.
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Cleveland Clinic Researchers Find Link Between Smoking History and Blood Disorder Prognosis
Controversial Diabetes Drug Linked to Decreased Cancer Risk in Women, Cleveland Clinic Research Shows
NE Ohio Woman Mentioned in Obamacare Speech Gets Treatment
Should Bone Marrow Donors Be Paid?
Dr. David Wald Named as UH Harrington Discovery Institute Research Scholar
Congratulations to Dr. David Wald, who one of 11 researchers named as research scholars by the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Each scholar will receive grants up to $200,000 over two years for their work. In addition to the funding, the scholars gain access to the Institute's Innovation Support Center, where biotech experts help guide their discoveries into marketable products.
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium will be held December 10-14 in San Antonio, Texas. Every year, this symposium provide state-of-the-art information on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of breast cancer and premalignant breast disease, to an international audience of academic and private physicians and researchers.
The Case CCC is pleased to have many breast cancer experts participating in this important event. We wish everyone luck with their presentations!
2013 Scientific Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology
The Fourth Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology was held in conjunction with the 2013 Scientific Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology on November 21-24, 2013. This meeting brought together top researchers in the neuro-oncology sector, and was attended by many members of the Case CCC. Congratulations to all presenters!
The Gene Expression and Genotyping (GEGF) Core Facility would like to let you know about an attractive promotion that Affymetrix is offering on their new and very exciting Human Transcriptome Array (HTA). This array, which assesses total gene expression and alternative splicing transcripts, is an extremely competitive, budget-friendly alternative platform to RNA sequencing. The technology is capable of handling RNA from Fresh, Frozen and FFPE materials and works with starting amounts as little as 50ng of totRNA. Click here for more details and a comparison of RNAseq and the HTA microarray platform. You can also visit the Affymetrix web site for more information on the HTA Expression Product.
Details of Affymetrix Promotion:
Sample Isolated from Fresh or Frozen Tissue: Out the door price (includes sample processing, reagents & array)= $390/sample
If you wish to avail yourself of this promotion, contact Debora Poruban at 368-8748 or firstname.lastname@example.org by close of day Friday, December 27. Questions about the technology: Contact Marty Veigl at (216.368.5689 or email@example.com) or Patrick Leahy (216.368.0761 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
AACI Translational Cancer Research Fellowship
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center may nominate ONE candidate for the AACI Translational Cancer Research Fellowship. The intent of the fellowship is to provide additional support to individuals who are engaged in any area of clinical and/or translational cancer research in order to further the development of their careers and enhance their future success in an academic discipline. The AACI fellowship will provide a one-year non-renewable grant to support post-doctoral training to individuals who have completed at least one year of training in any field of oncology and have at least one year of training remaining at an AACI member institution. Interested candidates should forward a letter of support from their mentor and their 4-page NIH biosketch to Terri Daso at email@example.com by Friday, December 13.
Basser Research Center for BRCA External Grant Program
The Basser Research Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center announces the Basser External Research Grant Program, which focuses on projects that have the potential to advance the care of individuals living with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. Research grant applications in basic science, early detection, translational or clinical research and relevant to the study of BRCA1/2 will be considered. Grants that demonstrate a potential for translation into clinical practice will be prioritized for funding.
LOI Deadline: Monday, January 6, 2014
American Brain Tumor Association Research Funding Opportunities
The American Brain Tumor Association is accepting applications for the following funding opportunities:
Hematology and Oncology Research Conference
Pathology Grand Rounds
Pathology Faculty Candidate
Case Cardiovascular Research Institute Seminar Series
Prostate Cancer Working Group Seminar Series and Journal Club
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds canceled
Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Cancer Center Research in Progress
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
2014 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Update
International Symposium on Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
AACR-Aflac Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research
Radiological Society of North America Research Seed Grants
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Notice of Reissuance of Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) and Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35)(NOT-OD-14-029)
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