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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center earns ‘exceptional’ rating, $31.9 million in grants for research and education from National Cancer Institute

June 22, 2018

Collaboration across Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals celebrates 30th anniversary as one of nation’s elite cancer centers

Northeast Ohio’s coordinated effort to combat cancer has earned an extraordinary endorsement from the National Cancer Institute (NCI): its highest-possible rating and $31.9 million to continue its lifesaving work.

Gender Equality at the Case CCC

June 4, 2018

Guest Author: Ruth Keri, PhD

Learn to Beat Cancer: Session 1

April 19, 2018

Learn to Beat Cancer group photo

On Saturday morning, April 7, a group of Bolton Middle School 7th grade students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District came to the CWRU School of Medicine for a lively three-hour experience, "Learn to Beat Cancer," sponsored by the CWRU Center for Science, Health & Society and the

Time to Prep for VeloSano 5!

April 12, 2018

We are already preparing for VeloSano 5 - an annual bike ride dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. I hope you will join us for the ride on July 21-22!

All of the funds raised through VeloSano support cancer research. This event has quickly grown into the largest fundraising event for cancer research across Cleveland, and benefits the research programs of the Case CCC.

Pediatric Cancer Research Gets a Boost from St. Baldrick's Foundation

April 2, 2018

Leading cancer researchers, Alex Huang MD, PhD, and Yamilet Huerta, MD have been awarded $186,405 in grants from the St. Baldrick's Foundation to conduct pediatric cancer research.

Obesity is Shifting Cancer to Young Adults

March 26, 2018

Respected Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher, Nathan A. Berger, MD, has compiled evidence from more than 100 publications to show how obesity increases risk of 13 different cancers in young adults. The meta-analysis describes how obesity has shifted certain cancers to younger age groups, and intensified cellular mechanisms promoting the diseases.

Updates from NCI Board of Scientific Advisors

February 22, 2018

The NCI Board of Scientific Advisors met November 29, 2017, and the slide decks were recently released.  The slides provide a snapshot of the direction of the NCI, and include funding opportunities and access to NCI resources that are useful for many investigators across the Case CCC.

Apple to Bring EMR to Smartphones, Making it Easier for Patients to Share Info About their Healthcare and Aid Research

February 12, 2018

The report that Apple will develop applications to download access of our personal electronic medical record to our personal smart phones (Apple, in Sign of Health Ambitions, Adds Medical Records Feature for iPhone, NY Times) could be transformational for medical care, our sense of medical wellbeing, and for innovations in medical research.

Alex Huang, MD, PhD, Receives $450,000 from Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

January 25, 2018

Leading cancer researcher, Alex Huang MD, PhD, has received a $450,000 Basic Science grant from the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation to study targeted approaches for effectively eliminating metastatic osteosarcoma.

Researchers Develop Highly Sensitive Swallowable Test to Detect Pre-cancerous Barrett's Esophagus

January 17, 2018

Investigators at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center have developed a simple, swallowable test for early detection of Barrett's esophagus that offers promise for preventing deaths from esophageal adenocarcinoma.

National Experts Map out Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Research Agenda

December 6, 2017

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center organizes strategic meeting in Atlanta to plan next three to five years

Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine are focusing their efforts on adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer research. More than 50 leaders from top cancer research institutions will gather this Friday, Dec. 8, in Atlanta to identify a strategic plan for combating AYA cancer for the next three to five years.

AACI Rejects Administration's Proposal to Cut Reimbursement to Cancer Hospitals

December 2, 2017

AACI recently released a message in opposition to CMS' proposal to cut hospital reimbursement, outlining how this decision will most negatively impact patients. 

Strategic Plan 2017-2023

November 16, 2017

Over the past year, the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has undertaken a program and center-wide effort to identify our scientific initiatives for the next 6 years, and to integrate these with our research programs. This effort engaged the help of our entire membership, guided by our Executive Committee (EC), Institutional Advisory Committee, and External Advisory Committee.

Lancet Oncology Special Report

November 7, 2017

Last week, Lancet Oncology released a special report, "Future Cancer Research Priorities in the USA: A Lancet Oncology Commission." As co-author of this report, I joined fellow cancer research experts across the nation to lay out a detailed roadmap to deliver on the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel recommendations. 

Thank You for Making our Renewal a Success!

October 20, 2017

Dear Cancer Center community:

It is always good, if not satisfying, to recognize that every hour and ounce of effort was worth it in any endeavor.

The 18-month effort of the renewal of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center concluded around 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon in Tinkham Veale.