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May 24, 2019
American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2019: Highlights from the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
The 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting will take place Friday, May 31 through Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. ASCO offers a robust program designed to teach, engage and bring the oncology field together.

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) has compiled a list of presentations, session chairs, oral abstract sessions, posters and abstracts from Cleveland-based institutions including Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University. We wish the best of luck to all presenters and attendees and safe travels to Chicago! Read highlights>

The Case CCC is also glad to share your takeaways on social media; simply tag us on Twitter @CaseCCC! Get ready for the weekend with the ASCO Social Media Guide to #ASCO19!

Don't forget! Register for the ASCO Review course by 5:00 PM EST, Monday, June 24. The ASCO Review will be held  Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the InterContinental Hotel & Bank of America Conference Center.  The course will provide practicing hematologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and oncology nurses with current data and information that is being presented at next week's meeting. Free registration includes syllabus, continental breakfast, breaks and lunch. Register now>
Yu Named President of the Society for Thermal Medicine
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center extends congratulations to Jennifer Yu, MD, PhD as she was recently named President of the Society for Thermal Medicine. Dr. Yu is staff at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research, assistant professor of molecular medicine at Case Western Reserve University and a member of the Case CCC's Molecular Oncology Program.
Openings at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case CCC logo The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) is searching for candidates for the following roles: 
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. 
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!
Cleveland Clinic Cholangiocarcinoma Symposium
July 12, 12-5p | Taussig Cancer Center

The Cleveland Clinic Cholangiocarcinoma Symposium will be held Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Taussig Cancer Center Center in Cleveland, OH. The symposium will  provide practicing hematologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants and residents/fellows with current data and information on treating the cholangiocarcinoma patient.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 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 is  5:00 pm EST, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The free course includes syllabus, lunch and breaks.  Register now>
Cancer Center Annual Scientific Retreat
July 25-26, 2019| Tinkham Veale University Center & Corporate College East

Cancer Center members, post-docs, fellows and trainees are invited to  join us for the 2019 Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Scientific Retreat - one of the few times a year our entire center is able to enjoy the company of one another and collaborate.

All students, postdocs, and fellows conducting cancer research are invited to submit abstracts for the retreat. Cancer Center leadership will review abstracts based on the relationship to cancer, novelty, significance of findings and clarity.  Register for retreat today>
Upcoming Cancer Center Symposia

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center would like to remind you to mark your calendars for three symposia we are hosting over the next year. While registration for the events is not yet open, you may register for updates by clicking on each event below!

Pfizer-Lung Cancer Research Foundation Competitive Research Grants
Deadline: June 24, 2019

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation and Pfizer Global
Lung Cancer Research Fdn
Medical Grants are collaborating to offer a new research grant opportunity focused on understanding ways to improve clinical practices for side effect management for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients receiving targeted therapies. This collaborative funding mechanism is designed to support innovative health services research proposals that leverage multidisciplinary approaches to improve the management of targeted therapy toxicities. Proposals on a variety of topics including the following are encouraged:

  • Patterns of use and comparisons of real-world versus pre-approval patient experiences
  • Defining and understanding tolerability (including late toxicities and patient reported outcomes)
  • Role of diverse, multi-disciplinary teams (including pharmacists, dieticians, caregivers, etc.) and coordination of care in managing and monitoring therapy
  • Real-time symptom monitoring and implementation science
Approaches to management of toxicities in NSCLC patients treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors, including but not limited to ALK, ROS1, and/or EGFR inhibitors, fall within the scope of this project. Through this initiative, Pfizer and LCRF will support up to three innovative health services research projects. Specifically, up to $350,000 will be provided over a period of two years to investigators at US-based institutions. Additional eligibility details and application instructions may be found in the full request for proposals>
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
Deadlines Vary

The Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed CDMRP logo Medical Research Programs ( CDMRP ) recently released additional funding opportunities. Pre-application and application deadlines vary by award. Click each program below to view award announcements and application instructions.

FY19 Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP)
  • Concept Award

FY19 Melanoma Research Program (MRP)

  • Idea Award
  • Team Science Award
  • Translational Research Award
Managed Care - April 30, 2019
"We're still learning why it works and why not," says Cleveland Clinic's  Navneet Majhail, MD about CAR-T therapy. Majhail is a member of the Case CCC's  Hematopoietic and Immune Cancer Biology Program.

E-Cigarettes and Tobacco Cigarettes Induce Similar Acute Respiratory Response
Medscape - May 16, 2019
"These findings add to a growing body of literature showing that measurable effects on respiration can be observed after only five minutes of e-cigarette exposure" said Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, associate director for cancer disparities research at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
NIH BULLETIN - Notices and Funding Opportunities
Required Use of the xTRACT System to Prepare Data Tables for Training Grant Research Performance Progress Reports in FY 2020

Notice of Change to Application Types Allowed for PAR-18-767 "Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) (Collaborative U54 Clinical Trial Optional)"

Notice to Extend the Expiration Date of PAR-18-084 "Integrative Research on Polysubstance Abuse and Addiction (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)"

Notice of Intent to Publish the Reissuance of "Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP) Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)"

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development

Funding Opportunities
Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program (Fi2)(PAR-19-286)
Deadlines: October 2, 2019; October 2, 2020; October 4, 2021, by 5:00 PM

Research Projects in Cancer Systems Biology (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)(PAR-19-287)
Deadlines: July 15, 2019, November 15, 2019, July 10, 2020, November 17, 2020, July 9, 2021, November 15, 2021, by 5:00 PM
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
Mon, June 3
Cancer Center Research Chalk Talk
1p WRB 3-136
Thurs, June 6
Developmental Therapeutics Journal Club
9a N E 6-218

Molecular Biology and Microbiology Seminar
1p SOM W203
Fri, June 7
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

Team Case CCC VeloSano Fundraiser Bash
5-8p Tavern of Little Italy

Deadline: Open

Deadline: Open

Deadline: Open
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