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.

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

November 8, 2018

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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.

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.

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].

Director's Message: 10-Year Outlook for Cancer Centers

October 25, 2018

At the October 1-2 Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) meeting in Chicago, there were a number of interesting sessions covering global cancer research and care, physician burnout (high in oncology), use of big data in cancer care and research, and the explosion in breast cancer genomics.

NHLBI grant to fund research toward prevention of cancer-related venous thromboembolism

October 25, 2018

A five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of $4.7 million is funding research by two Case Comprehensive Cancer Center members. "About 20% of [patients with cancer] develop blood clots, which can cause stroke, hospitalization, and delays in treatment. In fact, cancer-associated thrombosis is the second leading cause of death [among] patients with cancer," said Alok A. Khorana, MD.

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives $3M NIH Grant for Health Disparities Research

October 19, 2018

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a three-year, $3,194,947 grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate colorectal and breast cancer health disparities. The grant is one of only four Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) Planning Grant P20 awards given across the nation to address health disparities.

Tenured Faculty Positions in Cancer Research

October 16, 2018

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, at CWRU, with affiliates University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic, invites applications for tenured faculty positions at the level of Associate Professor or Professor.

Post-doc Scholar: Department Surgery UH

September 26, 2018

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A highly translational lab led by the Chief of Surgical Oncology, with NCI funding in place for the next 7 years, is inviting applications for a post-doc scholar.

Director's Message: Conflict of Interest

September 21, 2018

The New York Times recently ran a story about a top cancer researcher who failed to disclose corporate financial ties in many of his research publications.

Cleveland Biden Cancer Community Summit

September 17, 2018

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Tune in this Friday, September 21 at 10am EST for a 

Call for Abstracts: 3rd Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium

September 4, 2018

Join fellow researchers, clinicians and community leaders at the 3rd Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium, "Eliminating Cancer Disparities: Staying the Course toward Collective Impact," to be held Friday, March 1, 2019 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. 

Eng Named Notable Woman in Healthcare by Crain's Cleveland Business

August 28, 2018

Charis Eng, MD, PhD was recognized as a "