newsletter masthead
February 22, 2019
Last Chance to Register for the 3rd Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU
Disparities Banner 2019-final
In one week, the Office of Cancer Disparities Research at the  Case Comprehensive Cancer Center   will bring together top researchers and clinicians from across the nation along with community organizations to share ideas, disseminate findings and foster new partnerships at the 3rd Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium

When you attend on March 1, 2019, you will:
  • Network with national thought leaders
  • Learn about cancer disparities research and funding opportunities
  • Develop academic-community partnerships 
  • Discover how you might incorporate current biological questions and answers into your research activities and have real impact on cancer patients
Thank you to those who have already registered for the event.  We are looking forward to seeing you! Registration includes access to all symposium sessions, materials, breakfast, lunch, refreshments during breaks, free covered parking and applicable continuing education credits (CREC/CECH) for researchers and health professionals.  Seats are very limited - register today!

Perez-Stable Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD , Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), will deliver the afternoon keynote, discussing the role of race, ethnicity and social class in cancer health disparities. Dr. Pérez-Stable is a recognized leader in Latino healthcare and disparities research.

Rick Kittles
Rick Kittles, PhD , founding director of the Division of Health Equities at City of Hope, will give a research-focused presentation on the role of genetic ancestry in cancer disparities. Dr. Kittles is will known for his research surrounding race, genetic ancestry and health disparities.
Deadlines Approaching to Submit Work for Presentation at Research ShowCASE
On Friday, April 19, Research ShowCASE will allow CWRU researchers to display research with traditional scientific posters or by other creative means. All affiliated faculty, staff and students are welcome to submit to present their work, including researchers from University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medial Center.

Graduate and professional students, post-doctoral scholars, faculty, staff and affiliates must submit abstracts by Tuesday, February 26. Undergraduates and high school students working with CWRU researchers must submit abstracts by March 22. more>
Wanted: Pancreatic Cancer Post-Doc Researcher
The  highly translational lab led by the Chief of Surgical Oncology, J ordan Winter, MD, is seeking a post-doc scholar.  The lab works closely with other PIs at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as clinical departments at University Hospitals, including collaborations with a multidisciplinary team of biologists, statisticians, and clinicians. The qualified candidate will prepare manuscripts and contribute preliminary data, background and significance and experimental design for grant proposals. The work focuses more specifically on understanding how pancreatic cancer cells adapt to survive and thrive in a harsh metabolic milieu, and additionally how metabolic reprogramming confers resistance to both conventional chemotherapy and novel immunotherapies. more>
Cancer Center Seminar Series: "PET Tracers to Advance Precision Cancer Medicine"
Feb 22, 12p | WRB Auditorium

Join us today at noon in the WRB auditorium as
guest speaker Charles H. Manning, PhD presents, "PET Tracers to Advance Precision Cancer Medicine."  Dr.  Manning is director of the Center for Molecular Probes, professor of radiology, chemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, neurosurgery, and chemical and physical biology at Vanderbilt University. He is also a Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center professor of cancer research and director of Cancer Imaging Research, Institute of Imaging Science at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Since 2006, his lab has focused on the discovery, translation and validation of chemical and molecular probes for cancer imaging and therapy. Overall, his lab seeks to discover and translate novel radiopharmaceuticals for imaging and chemical probes with therapeutic potential, with emphasis on positron emission tomography (PET) imaging and personalized cancer medicine. 

The Seminar Series  will  be
available to view via live stream. While we highly encourage you to attend in person to interact with our speakers and receive CME credit, we understand that may not always be possible. Presentations will not be recorded for later viewing, but you may watch the seminar in real time and ask questions via chat.  Watch live at noon>
CMB Therapeutics Symposium Series  
Tuesday, Feb 26 10a | Wood 331
Join the Cell Molecular Biology Training Program 
for, "CAR T-cell Therapy for Solid Tumors" presented by Prasad Adusumilli, MD, FACS from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Tuesday, February 26 from 10-11am in the Wood building, 331.
Genomics of Rare Cancer Types: More than Tumor Philately!  
Tuesday, Mar 5 1:30p | Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A-B
You are invited to hear from surgical pathologist Jorge
S. Reis-Filho, MD, PhD on Tuesday, 
March 5, 2019 at 1:30pm. Dr. Reis-Filho is  Chief of Experimental Pathology Service at the  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has experience in breast cancer geneexpression profiling and genomics, and in combining traditional pathology information with data generated with high-throughput molecular techniques. The main focus of his research is on rare types of breast cancer, which together account for up to 25 percent of all invasive breast cancers.
Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, Director, Office of Cancer Disparities Research

Behind the upcoming  3rd Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium Monica Webb Hooper is Monica Webb Hooper, PhD. Dr. Webb Hooper is Associate Director for Cancer Disparities Research and Director of the Office of Cancer Disparities Research at the Case CCC and professor of oncology, family medicine & community health and psychological sciences.

She has received international recognition for her contributions to nicotine and tobacco research and is a leader in the field of cancer health disparities. This includes her work as one of the primary investigators of the center's newly awarded Cancer Disparities SPORE P20 program, funded by the NCI. Her research goal is to make a significant public health impact by reducing the prevalence of cancer and cancer health disparities in high-risk populations. Her long-term goal is to help eliminate disparities in chronic diseases.

In addition, Dr. Webb Hooper serves on committees for the NIH, several peer-reviewed journal editorial boards, is an Associate Editor of the Ethnicity & Disease Journal, and is Co-Chair of the Health Disparities Network of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.
Colorectal Cancer Prevention Grant
Deadline: March 18, 2019
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance Chris4Life Research program will award one grant in colorectal cancer prevention in May 2019. Grant proposals must demonstrate substantial potential for impact on prevention/early detection of colorectal cancer. 

Primary prevention focuses on efforts to prevent colorectal cancer before it ever occurs, and secondary prevention focuses on efforts to reduce the impact of disease that has already occurred such as early detection. Proposals in the following categories are welcomed as long as there is a direct link to primary or secondary colorectal cancer prevention.
  • Basic
  • Translational
  • Clinical
  • Population science
One grant in the amount of $150,000 will be awarded over a two-year period to support colorectal cancer prevention research. more>

Foundation for Women's Wellness Research
Deadline: April 5, 2019

FWW Research Awards target early funding for small, short-term studies with promise for improving medical knowledge in cardiovascular disease, leading female cancers, the role of hormones in disease and stage-of-life health issues such as pregnancy and menopause and diseases disproportionately affecting women. FWW Research Awards are one-time, non-recurring grants of $25,000. The FWW favors research proposals that have direct clinical application in preventing and/or treating disease and studies with the promise of yielding results that will attract larger sources of funding for advancing study and influencing long-term research directions in its field. more>
What's Possible With Open Access to Cleveland Museum of Art Collection?
WOSU Radio - Jan 24, 2019
"It gives you the impression that you're seeing something in 3-D in the world around you," said Mark Griswold, PhD on the Microsoft HoloLens, a mixed reality device that projects laser light onto your retina. Griswold is a member of the Case CCC's Cancer Imaging Program.

CDC Says More Young People Using E-Cigarettes Like Juuls
ideastream - Feb 12, 2019
Co-leader of the Case CCC's Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Research Program, Erika Trapl, PhD weighs in on the likely reason why e-cigarette use nearly doubled among US high school students between 2017 and 2018.
NIH BULLETIN - Notices and Funding Opportunities
Revised Guidance on Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance

Notice of Correction to RFA-CA-19-008 "The Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN) Pharmacokinetic Resource Laboratories (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"

Requests for Applications
Advancing Cancer Immunotherapy by Mitigating Immune-Related Adverse Events (irAE) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)(RFA-CA-19-044)
Deadline: April 25, 2019

Program Announcements
Fri, Feb 22
Cancer Center Seminar Series
H. Charles Manning, PhD
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Molecular Probes
Professor, Radiology, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Neurosurgery, and Chemical and Physical Biology
Vanderbilt Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
VU Institute of Imaging Science
"PET Tracers to Advance Precision Cancer Medicine"
12p WRB Auditorium
Mon, Feb 25
Cancer Center Special Seminar
Wu-Min Deng, PhD
Pfeiffer Endowed Professor for Cancer Research
Department of Biological Science
Florida State University
"Tissue Microenvironment for Tumor Initiation and Progression"
12p WRB 2-136
Tues, Feb 26
Cell Molecular Biology Training Program Therapeutics Symposium Series
Prasad Adusumilli, MD, FACS
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
"Car T-cell Therapy for Solid Tumors"
10a SOM W331

CWRU SOM Staff Toolkit Session
Wellness Initiatives
12p BRB 105

Cancer Imaging Monthly Meeting
Samuel Senyo, PhD
1:30p WRB 1-422D
Thurs, Feb 28
Developmental Therapeutics Journal Club
9a N E 6-218

Molecular Biology and Microbiology Seminar
Mette Johansen
"PTPmu as a Diagnostic Biomarker in Glioma Patients"
Brady-Kalnay Lab
1p SOM W203
Fri, Mar 1
3rd Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium
7:30a-4p Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU

Cancer Center Seminar Series @ the 3rd Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
"Cancer Health Disparities: The Role of Race, Ethnicity and Social Class"
12p Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Deborah Armstrong, MD
John Hopkins
"Targeted Therapies for the Management of Gyn-Malignancies: Immunotherapy and PARP Inhibition"
8a CA5-120
Mon, Mar 4
Cancer Center Research Chalk Talk
Leland Metheny, MD
1p WRB 3-136

Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Meeting
HyeonJoo Cheon, PhD
4p CA5-124
Weds, Mar 6
Molecular Biology and Microbiology Virology Journal Club
Alexander Canfield
12p WRT 206
Thurs, Mar 7
Developmental Therapeutics Journal Club
9a N E 6-218

Molecular Biology and Microbiology Seminar
Mary Ann Checkley
Benjamin Luttge
1p SOM W203
Fri, Mar 8
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
8a CA5-120

UH Seidman Cancer Center Grand Rounds
8a Wearn 137

CWRU & UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Shave It Off 2019
7a-6p UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Performance Area

Cancer Center Seminar Series: 
Sean Morrison, PhD
Kathryne and Gene Bishop Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Research Children's Research Institute at UT Southwestern Director, Children's Mary McDermott Cook Chair in Pediatric Genetics
" Metabolic Regulation of Melanoma Metastasis"
12p WRB Auditorium

Deadline: Open

Deadline: Open

Deadline: Open
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center