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NEWS 9/22/14: Transdisciplinary Translational Team (T3) Awards Announcement

The Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce that two Transdisciplinary Translational Team (T3) Awards have been made in the 2014 cycle.

M.KrummelOne award was given to Max Krummel, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Pathology for his proposal, "Translational Immunotherapeutics and Immunodiagnostics PPG and SPORE."

The objective to the grant is to develop a rapid-triage core to get viable tumor tissue into the hands of multiple investigators and thus be able to cross-correlate relationships between multiple measures of immune function, oncogenic mutations and clinical measures.

The team includes Adil Daud, MD; Larry Fong, MD; Lewis Lanier, PhD; Michael Rosenblum, MD, PhD; Boris Bastian, MD, PhD; Martin McMahon, PhD; Adam Olshen, PhD; Denise Wolf, PhD; and Michael Campbell, PhD.

> For more information about the project, please visit http://pathology.ucsf.edu/ucsf-immunoprofiler/.

E.SmallA second award was given to Eric Small, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology, for his proposal, "Using a molecular taxonomy to improve outcomes in patients with prostate cancer."

The objective of the proposal is to develop a Prostate Cancer SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) grant, with a focus on developing biomarkers to select patients, guide therapy, develop novel therapeutics, and monitor responses across the disease spectrum of prostate cancer, from early stage indolent disease to late stage androgen deprivation therapy resistant disease.

The team includes Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD; Peter Carroll, MD, MPH; June Chan, ScD; Matt Cooperberg, MD; Mack Roach, MD; Davide Ruggero, PhD; Chuck Ryan, MD; and Jeff Simko, MD, PhD.

About the T3 Award
The T3 Award is generously supported through funds from the Mount Zion Health Funds and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The goal of the T3 award mechanism is to foster the development of a successful multi-disciplinary multi-investigator grant submissions to the NCI through a one-year $100,000 planning grant. Eligible applicants were required to have a team of at least three Cancer Center members from different disciplines. Six proposals were received, representing 40 investigators from departments across UCSF. An independent review panel selected the projects most felt to meet the criteria of the T3 award. The Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center hopes to offer the opportunity again given the wide interest demonstrated by the large number of applications.

Funding Opportunities

2015 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, an annual award recognizing outstanding achievement by a young scientist in biomedical research.
DEADLINE: October 14, 2014, 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Prize Amount: $100,000


Current Limited Submission Opportunities (Applications through LSO office)

  • Application Deadline October 3:
    Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust - 2014 Catalyst Research Program
    Seed funding for the the new Transformational Research Program in 2015.
  • Application Deadlines: Oct 8-29 (varies)
    Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Grants includes:
    • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Research Acceleration Network Grant
    • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship
    • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - AACR Career Development Award
    • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
    • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant
  • Application Deadline:  October 10:
    New Approaches to Synthetic Lethality for Mutant KRas-Dependent Cancers (U01)
    Application budgets are expected to differ, reflecting the actual needs of the proposed projects. It is anticipated and encouraged, however, that most requests be in the range of $450,000 to $500,000 direct costs per year commensurate with the scope and complexity of the proposed projects. Larger budgets may be requested but no request may exceed $750,000 in direct costs per year.
  • Application Deadline: October 17:
    Second Annual Everyday Health Awards for Innovation
    These awards are presented for outstanding contributions in software, hardware and services to the digital health market place. The winners will be recognized and spotlighted at the 2015 International CES, with the awards presented at a reception for VIP members of the digital health industry, the CES community, and the media.
  • Application Deadline October 22-Nov 5 (varies) :
    California Breast Cancer Research Program
    • IDEA award: Scope: to support speculative, exploratory, high-risk/high-reward projects with a primary focus on breast cancer
    • Translational Research Award: Scope: To support research that is on a critical path for practical application Community Research Collaboration Awards: Scope: CBCRP believes that communities affected by breast cancer can take a leading role in research into the disease Conference Award: Scope: to develop a symposium, retreat or conference
  • LOI due date: October 23, 2014:
    Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) and the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) offer new funding opportunity
  • Application Deadline October 31 :
    2015 Clinical Investigator Development Program
    The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is pleased to announce an opportunity for physicians interested in dedicating their careers to clinical oncology research. Our Clinical Investigator Development Program will enable talented physician-scientists to develop clinical research projects within a vibrant, multidisciplinary research community of more than 250 talented CCR intramural scientists conducting cutting-edge research on the campuses of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda and Frederick, Maryland.
    > Read more here
  • LOI due November 16, 2014:
    4D Nucleome Network Data Coordination and Integration Center (U01)
    The overarching mission of 4DN-DCIC will be to collect, store, curate, and display all data, metadata, and analysis tools generated by the 4DN Network.

  • LOI due December 27, 2014:
    Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

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Tumor Boards
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Investigational Trials Resource (Policies)
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