Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Internal applications for Mary Kay Cancer Research Award due Dec. 19

The purpose of the Mary Kay Ash Foundation Innovative/Translational Cancer Research Award is to fund research in ovarian, uterine, breast, or cervical cancer. Translational research is broadly defined as research that will provide a scientific link between laboratory research and the clinic. Ultimately, the Foundation hopes that such research will lead to improvement in diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of cancer. The Foundation anticipates funding between ten and fifteen grants. Internal deadline: December 19, 2014 … Read More

Symposium on Genome Instability, Oct. 24

In response to a growing interest in research strategies for the early detection of cancers, Dr. Joe Gray of the Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, Dr. R. Stephen Lloyd of the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Dr. Brian Druker of the Knight Cancer Institute are hosting a symposium titled Genomic Instability and Cancer: Early Detection and Novel Therapeutics. The main topic will be early detection of cancer using genomic instability as a marker. Speakers … Read More

Applications for American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grants due Oct. 15

Research Scholar Grants are intended to provide support for investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. These grants provide up to $165,000 per year for up to four years and typically cover the costs of salaries, consumable supplies, and other miscellaneous items required to conduct the proposed research. This funding mechanism supports basic, preclinical, clinical, epidemiological, psychosocial, behavioral research, and research in palliative care and symptom management. Independent investigators within the first six years of … Read More

The American Society of Hematology recognizes Grover Bagby, M.D.

The American Society of Hematology will honor Grover C. Bagby Jr., M.D., with a 2014 Mentor Award at the 56th Annual ASH Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco for his sustained, outstanding commitment to the training and career development of early-career hematologists. Dr. Bagby, professor of medicine and molecular and medical genetics in the OHSU School of Medicine, and founding director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, will be presented with the award for his … Read More

New search tool for tissue samples available for cancer researchers

The OHSU Knight BioLibrary recently introduced a biolocator search engine that provides cancer researchers with a new tool for requesting specimens. For the first time, researchers—whether at OHSU or outside institutions—can do an online search of the repositories that are part of the BioLibrary. The eight searchable repositories currently contain more than 100,000 specimens from about 8,600 patients. Highlights include: Automated process: All specimen requests are now handled directly through the search engine. After each submission, researchers can log onto the … Read More

PancWest Symposium, Sept. 5-6

The OHSU Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute are pleased to announce the inaugural PancWest Symposium, an interactive scientific meeting covering the latest advances and current obstacles in pancreatic cancer research and patient care.  Topics to be covered include advances in clinical patient care, a forum to discuss barriers to further progress, interactive workshops to discuss collaborative research and funding opportunities, and more. View a list of confirmed speakers. PancWest … Read More

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Cancer Research Grants; internal applications due June 27

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Research Grants provide support to promising junior faculty who are conducting scientific research that can be applied to improving the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies and cancer-related integrative medicine. OHSU has been asked to nominate two outstanding junior faculty members – one who is conducting mainstream or conventional research and one who is conducting complementary or integrative research. Detailed guidelines have been made for each category and can be found in the OHSU … Read More

Internal funding opportunites for cancer research

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is now accepting applications for two unique funding opportunities: The purpose of the Umpqua Bank Innovation Award for Pediatric Cancer Research is to cultivate outstanding pediatric cancer research by assisting in the generation of preliminary data for peer-reviewed national funding or career development proposals. Scientific excellence will be the key review element for applications with a priority on research that has the greatest potential to yield improvements in cancer therapy, … Read More

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Psychosocial Grants LOIs due July 18

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is committed to addressing the psychosocial and behavioral health outcomes for children diagnosed with cancer and their families. To this end, NEW Psychosocial Grants are being offered to fill a direct need for research funding by supporting studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer. These grants are designed to fund researchers who have novel approaches to understanding the psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer … Read More

Lecture: New approaches to targeting RAS, April 16

The OHSU Brenden Colson Center for Pancreatic Care is hosting a lecture with Frank McCormick, Ph.D., FRS, entitled, “New Approaches to Targeting RAS,” on Wednesday, April 16 at 12 p.m. in the OHSU Auditorium. Dr. McCormick is professor emeritus, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, David A. Wood Chair of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research and Co-Leader of the National Ras Program, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

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