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Sloan to Lead New University Hospitals Center of Excellence for Translational Neuro-Oncology

January 18, 2019

Following evaluation of faculty-led proposals, the leadership of the University Hospitals (UH) Research Division has announced the establishment of their first two Centers of Excellence (COEs): the Center for Integrated and Novel Approaches in Vascular-Metabolic Disease (CINEMA) and the Center for Excellence for Translational Neuro-Oncology (CETNO).

Director and Associate Director's Message: Changes in Molecular Oncology Program Leadership

January 18, 2019

The following is a message from Director Stan Gerson, MD and Associate Director for Basic Research Ruth Keri, PhD.

Director's Message: Thank You and Best Wishes to Dr. Li

December 20, 2018

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) thanks Li Li, MD, PhD

Enhance Your CV: Bench-to-Bedside Retreat Seeks Planning Committee Members

December 12, 2018

The Office of Cancer Training, Education and Research (OCTER) of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) is excited to announce a new opportunity to design, develop and implement a cancer-focused bench-to-bedside retreat. OCTER is looking for graduate and medical students, post-docs, residents and fellows with an interest in cancer research to join the retreat planning committee and help spearhead this effort.

Benefits of planning committee membership:

  • Enhance your CV

  • Develop your leadership and teamwork skills

Case CCC Seeking Director of Research Programs (Senior Research Associate)

December 5, 2018

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC), an NCI-designated cancer center in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), invites candidates to apply for the role Director of Research Programs (Senior Research Associate).

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium: Highlights from the Case CCC

November 30, 2018

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Logo 2018 with event date and location

The 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium will take place during the first week of De

Commentary by the Associate Director: CDC Reports Cigarette Smoking Among US Adults Lowest Ever Recorded

November 16, 2018

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released findings from the CDC, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that cigarette smoking has reached the lowest level ever recorded among US adults, 14% in the year of 2017.

Cancer Innovation Pilot Awardees Announced

November 16, 2018

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) has made pilot award selections following a recent RFA. Selected projects were recognized as highly innovative and impactful, and likely to generate key data for larger, nationally competitive grants. Investigators were permitted to submit transformative proposals for technology development, biological or therapeutic questions, novel concepts in catchment-based research, or topics with the potential to overturn dogma. Each project will be granted $50,000 in seed funding.

Newly Created Training Program Aims to Spark Undergraduate Interest in Cancer Research

November 8, 2018

Cancer Summer Undergraduate Research Program graphic

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) has been awarded a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund

Cancer Disparities-Focused Pilot Awardees Announced

November 8, 2018

The Office of Cancer Disparities Research of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC)  has made pilot award selections following a recent RFA. The awards are an effort to stimulate research designed to both improve understanding of contributing factors to cancer disparities as well as develop and test interventions for reducing and ultimately eliminating them. Selected disparities-focused projects were recognized as highly innovative and impactful, and likely to generate key data for larger, nationally competitive grants. Each project will be granted $50,000 in seed funding.

Director's Message: National Cancer Policy Forum: Computational Tools for Diagnosis and Decision-making

November 2, 2018

"Clinical Applications of Computational Methods in Precision Oncology" was the topic of the National Cancer Policy Forum at the National Academy of Medicine on October 29-30, 2018 [View workshop speakers and agenda].

5-Year Follow Up Results of SWOG Prevention of Early Menopause Study (POEMS) Clinical Trial Show Means of Improved QOL for Patients

November 2, 2018

An international team of researchers and clinicians participated in the SWOG Cancer Research Network's POEMS clinical trial. While initial findings released in 2014 were positive, the follow-up results 5 years later are groundbreaking. 

The trial included patients with hormone-receptor negative breast cancer, all of which received chemotherapy while one group also received a hormone suppressant, goserelin. Women who took the drug experienced similar, or even better, survival rates compared to those given chemotherapy alone.