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May 17, 2019
Local Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Predict Cancer Treatment Outcomes
Last week, Anant Madabhushi, PhD was featured in an interview on WKYC's nightly news. His team's work using artificial intelligence and radiomics for predicting response to chemotherapy for lung and breast cancers is potentially ground-breaking. 
Check out the interview and see why>

Anant Madabhushi is interviewed on WKYC

Dr. Madabhushi is one of the members leading the upcoming Artificial Intelligence in Oncology Symposium taking place Thursday, October 24 at Case Western Reserve University. Registration is not yet open, but you can sign up to receive updates on the event>
Lead the Case CCC Administrative Team: Associate Director for Administration
Case CCC logo The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) is searching for candidates for Associate Director for Administration.  The Associate Director is a key member of the executive leadership team for the Case CCC and the National Center for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM). The Associate Director is responsible for: developing and implementing strategic initiatives identified by the executive leadership; serving as the lead administrative officer for the Case CCC working across affiliates (Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals) and other partners; continuously advancing the operations of the Case CCC on an international scale and consistent with the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant; and ensuring the fiscal health and sustainability of the Case CCC. more>
Mentors Wanted
Case CCC logo The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is looking for faculty or postdocs interested in serving as mentors to students this summer. Mentoring is a great way to build your CV and help foster a young person's interest in cancer research. Please contact Damian Junk,  Assistant Director of Cancer Training & Education for the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, at for more information. 
Cancer Center Seminar Series: Special Presentation: Helen Moss Integrative Oncology Lecture
May 17, 12p | WRB Auditorium

The final weekly seminar of the 2018-2019 series will be held Friday, May 17 in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. Join us at noon to hear Peiying Yang, MS, PhD present, "Natural Products for the Development of Novel Anticancer Therapies."

Dr. Yang is associate professor in the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her research examines the effects of traditional Chinese medicine, natural products and dietary supplements  for treatment or prevention of cancer and symptom management.

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>
Expanding Research Together: A team building experience in Global Biomedical Innovation & Entrepreneurship
May 23 | Linsalata Alumni Center, CWRU

CTSC logo The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and collaborators from Taipei Medical University invite you to attend the " Expanding Research Together Symposium."  Learn about global collaboration and innovation, participate in innovative workshops, and network with people from across the globe. A full day of events is planned, including a  team building and implementation workshop and how to create your elevator pitch. Learn more>
Keri Lab Fundraisers for VeloSano Bike to Cure

Help support Ruth Keri's lab students Parth Majmudar and Katrina Piemonte as they ride in VeloSano Bike to Cure. 

Bake Sale: May 23  from 11am-2pm in BRB lobby

50/50 Raffle: Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Keri lab (RT300) or at the bake sale. Winner will be drawn may 24 at 12pm.
Race for the Place 2019
June 2 | Beachwood Place

Celebrating 20 years of serving our community, The Gathering  Place is hosting its annual " Race for the  Place" 5K and 1-mile run/walk at Beachwood  Place on National Cancer Survivors Day, Sunday, June 2. Proceeds from  Race for the  Place help support their free programs and services.

7:30 am    Race Day Registration
8:00 am    Celebration Village Opens
8:45 am    Survivor Ceremony
9:00 am    5K and 1 Mile Begin
10:30 am  Awards Ceremony

The Gathering  Place is a caring community that supports, educates and empowers individuals and families currently coping with the impact of cancer in their lives through programs and services provided  free of chargeJoin Team Case CCC>
Team Case CCC VeloSano Fundraiser
June 7, 5-8p | Tavern of Little Italy

Join Team Case Comprehensive Cancer Center on Friday, June 7 for a fundraiser benefitting VeloSano. The event will take place from 5-8 pm at the Tavern of Little Italy (TOLI), 12117 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106.

Tickets are $40 and include 2 drink tickets, 1 raffle ticket, food, live entertainment and valet parking. 

Grab your ticket in advance - we'll see you there!
ASCO Review
June 26 | Intercontinental Hotel

The  ASCO  Review will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the InterContinental Hotel & Bank of America Conference Center in Cleveland, OH to present highlights of the national meeting. The course will provide practicing hematologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and oncology nurses with current data and information that was presented at the meeting.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Seating is limited! The deadline for registration i s 5:00 pm EST, Monday, June 24, 2019. The free course includes syllabus, continental breakfast, breaks and lunch.  Register now>
Innovators in AYA Cancer: Driving Science and Policy toward a Brighter Future for Teens and Young Adults with Cancer
Nov 14-15, 2019 | Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU

Save the date for the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center's AYA Oncology Symposium taking place November 14-15, 2019 at Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University!
Lung Cancer Research Foundation Pilot Grants
Deadline: June 14, 2019

The LCRF Pilot Grant Program supports high-risk, high- Lung Cancer Research Fdn reward research projects investigating a wide variety of topics related to lung cancer. Eligible areas of research include but are not limited to: 
  • Improving our understanding of lung cancer biology
  • Prevention and screening for early detection
  • Identification of new biomarkers and the development of targeted therapies
  • Development of more effective and safer therapies
  • Psychosocial research including supportive measures for people with lung cancer and their families
  • Quality of care and outcomes research for the improvement of healthcare standards and overall patient outcomes
LCRF Pilot Grants provide a maximum of $150,000 in funding over a period of two years to early- and mid-career investigators (within ten years of faculty appointment). more>
2020 Searle Scholars Program
Internal LOI Deadline: June 18, 2019

Searle Scholars logo Case Western Reserve University is one of 163 institutions invited to submit applications for the 2020 Searle Scholar Program competition.
The Searle Scholars Program supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position at a participating academic or research institution.
The Program was established at The Chicago Community Trust in 1980 and has been administered by Kinship Foundation since 1996. The Program is funded from the estates of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Searle. Mr. Searle was the grandson of the founder of the worldwide pharmaceutical company, G.D. Searle & Company. It was Mr. Searle's wish that certain funds be used to support "...research in medicine, chemistry, and the biological sciences."
Generally, 15 new individuals are named Searle Scholars each year. Awards are currently set at $100,000 per year for three years. Since its inception, approximately 600 Scholars have been named and over $130 million has been awarded. View eligibility requirements and submission process>
Rat Race
Hematology News - May 1, 2019
Chair of the Cleveland Clinic's department of hematology and medical oncology, Matt Kalaycio, MD writes about comparison, competition and fulfillment in his latest piece as editor of Hematology News.

Clinical Lab Manager - May 8, 2019
In this article, Clinical Lab Manager references a paper by Pallavi Tiwari, PhD on AI and brain tumors. Tiwari is a member of the Case CCC's Cancer Imaging Program.
NIH BULLETIN - Notices and Funding Opportunities
Funding Opportunities
Provocative Questions (PQs) in Multiple Myeloma Disparities Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)(PAR-19-279)
Deadlines: July 15, 2019; November 15, 2019; July 15, 2020; November 15, 2020, by 5:00 PM

Provocative Questions (PQs) in Multiple Myeloma Disparities Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)(PAR-19-280)
Deadlines: July 15, 2019; November 15, 2019; July 15, 2020; November 15, 2020, by 5:00 PM

 Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low-and Middle-Income Country Institutions (D43 Clinical Trial Optional)(PAR-19-283)
Deadlines: August 20, 2019; August 20, 2020; August 20, 2021,
Fri, May 17
Hematology and Oncology Grand Rounds 
Jahnavi Gollamudi, MD
Graduating PGY-6 Hematology and Oncology Fellow, UHCMC
"Predictors of Thrombosis in Sickle Cell Disease"
8a Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
David Porter, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
"CAR T Cells: On The Road to a Cure"
8a CA5-120

Innovators in Biomedical Engineering Speaker Series
Herbert Levine, PhD
Professor, Physics and Bioengineering
Northeastern University
"What is Epithelial-Mesenchymal Plasticity and Why Is It Important for Metastasis?"
11a NE1-205

Cancer Center Seminar Series: Helen Moss Integrative Oncology Lecture
Peiying Yang, MS, PhD Associate Professor Department of Palliative, Rehabilitative and Integrative Medicine Division of Cancer Medicine 
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
"Natural Products for the Development of Novel Anticancer Therapies"
12p WRB Auditorium
Mon, May 20
Cancer Center Research Chalk Talk
Kishore Guda, DVM, PhD
1p WRB 3-136

Wolstein Research Building Faculty Meeting with Stan Gerson
3:30p WRB
Tues, May 21
Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds
William Grubb, MD
4 th year resident, Radiation Oncology, UHCMC
"Improving the Therapeutic Ratio of Lung SBRT for ES-NSCLC"
8:10a Lerner Tower B-151

Cancer Drug Discovery and Resistance
Yan Yan and My Nguyen
Gerson Lab, Hematology and Oncology, CWRU
3p WRB 1-422D
Thurs, May 23
Developmental Therapeutics Journal Club
9a N E 6-218

CTSC Symposium: Expanding Research Together
9a-4p Linsalata Alumni Center, CWRU

Molecular Biology and Microbiology Seminar
1p SOM W203
Fri, May 24
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
CCF Only
M & M Conference
8a CA5-120
Mon, May 27
CWRU Closed for Memorial Day
Tues, May 28
Cancer Imaging Monthly Meeting
1:30p WRB 1-422D
Thurs, May 30
Developmental Therapeutics Journal Club
9a NE6-218

Molecular Biology and Microbiology Virology Journal Club
1p SOM W203
Fri, May 31
Cancelled due to ASCO: Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds

2019 ASCO Annual Meeting
May 31-June 4
Chicago, IL

Deadline: Open

Deadline: Open

Deadline: Open
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center