Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Rita Allen Foundation Scholar Award, internal deadline Nov. 15

The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program supports research scientists in the early stages of their careers. Fields of research are cancer, immunology and neuroscience. Individuals chosen will be designated Rita Allen Foundation Scholars and the affiliated institution will receive financial support from the Rita Allen Foundation of up to $110,000 annually, for a period of up to five years. To be eligible for the Scholars Award, candidates must have completed their training and provided persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or … Read More

New research shows search and destroy function for leukemia cells

The rapid growth of leukemia cells that “crowd out” healthy stem cells within the bone marrow has traditionally been considered the root cause for prolonged risk of infections and necessary blood transfusions. A study recently completed by a team of OHSU pediatric cancer biology researchers in the Pape Family Pediatric Research Institute – and published in the journal Science Signaling –  disputes this theory and provides the first description of leukemia cells’ ability to actively … Read More

Two new NCI funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines

The National Cancer Institute released two funding announcements in recent weeks that offer exciting opportunities for investigators to improve patient outcomes and contribute major breakthroughs in the field of cancer research. Integrating Biospecimen Science Approaches into Clinical Assay Development (U01), will support research that investigates and moderates challenges facing clinical assay development due to biopsy biospecimen preanalytical variability. Biopsy collection, processing, and storage procedures can all have significant impact on the analytical performance of clinical biomarkers; … Read More

Knight Cancer Institute researchers track metastasis with cell-free DNA

Researchers at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute recently found that sequencing the fragments of tumor DNA that circulate in blood may give a more accurate picture of a patient’s metastatic cancer than can be obtained from biopsies. Paul Spellman, Ph.D., professor of molecular and medical genetics at OHSU, led the study, which showed that whole-exome sequencing of cell-free DNA can find the same clinically relevant mutations identified in DNA from tumor tissue, and it can … Read More

Internal deadline for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Cancer Research Grants is fast approaching

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Cancer Research Grants provide support to promising young investigators 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 which can be found here. This award provides $75,000 … Read More

International fellowship will help OHSU fight cervical cancer in Ethiopia

Through a multi-disciplinary effort between Charles Thomas, M.D., of the Knight Cancer Institute, and Rahel Nardos, M.D., of the Center for Women’s Health, the Women’s Health Research Unit and the Global Health Center’s Footsteps to Healing initiative, OHSU will have the opportunity to help conquer cervical cancer in Ethiopia. With the help of Thomas and Nardos, Kibrom Hagos, M.D., a radiation oncology resident from Mekelle University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has been awarded a 2015 Long-Term … Read More

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

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