I would like to thank Dr. Edward Snyder, Chad Ellis, Hilary Prosnitz, and the YCC membership committee for their recent efforts on the review of our membership rosters. They have carefully evaluated the credentials, research, and funding levels for each current member of Yale Cancer Center and appropriately assigned each person as either a full or clinical member into one of our seven research programs. In addition, an emeritus category was also established. Their work will help to strengthen our rosters and provides important groundwork for the resubmission of our Cancer Center Support Grant to the National Cancer Institute. All members will receive a letter regarding this evaluation in the coming weeks. In the interim, if you have any questions please contact Committee Chair, Edward Snyder, MD.
Frank Detterbeck, Daniel DiMaio, Chad Ellis, David Fischer, Melinda Irwin, Tish Knobf, Gary Kupfer, Thomas Lynch, Jennifer McNiff, Jeffrey Sklar, Edward Snyder, David Stern, and Lynn Wilson.
Yale Cancer Center Joins EMCOR for Breast Cancer Campaign
On September 30th, Yale Cancer Center will partner with EMCOR to launch breast cancer awareness month with a "Pink Hard Hat" celebration to remind women to protect themselves and get screened for breast cancer. We will gather in Amistad Park on Cedar Street at 10 AM with the construction workers from Tucker Mechanical, an EMCOR Company, for a media event to form a
human pink ribbon
while wearing pink hard hats in support for family and friends who are affected by breast cancer ---- creating a powerful and visual "Call to Action" of EMCOR's "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today" campaign. Please RSVP to Emily Fenton to participate.
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Momentum Fund Website Launched
Momentum Fund is a joint effort of Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven providing essential funding for breakthrough cancer research and compassionate patient care by combining the gifts of many donors. This support is critical to ensure that new research can be pursued without delay, promising treatments are aggressively developed and patient care is continuously enhanced.
Disparities Training Grant From Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Tish Knobf, PhD, RN, FAAN, AOCN and Lyndsay Harris, MD have been awarded a $180,000 grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Drs. Knobf and Harris are actively engaged in research that targets disparities in breast cancer for African American women. This training grant is designed to attract students to participate in research to better understand and eliminate disparate cancer outcomes.
Yale Cancer Center Employees Celebrate Service
The following staff members are being recognized for achieving milestone years of service at Yale University in 2010:
Hung Sheng Tan
Team Momentum Runs in New Haven Road Race Labor Day 2010
For thirty-three years, thousands of runners have participated in the Labor Day New Haven Road Race. This year, a special group of runners joined together to run in support of Momentum Fund. Spearheaded by Yale Cancer Center development director Peter Lamothe, Team Momentum totaled eighteen running the 20K. Plans are already being made to expand Team Momentum's presence next year at the annual event.
Jose Carreras International Leukemia Foundation E.D. Thomas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2010
To support research into the diagnosis, prevention, and cure of leukemia and related hematological malignancies.
To strengthen the research capabilities of young and promising researchers working with world-wide leading senior investigators as project sponsors.
Candidates must have completed at least 3 years of postdoctoral training, but must be less than 10 years beyond receipt of the first doctoral degree as of 2011.
Recipients must devote at least 60% of professional time to the proposed project.
Department of Defense Lung Cancer Early Detection Clinical Consortium Award
The award is designed to bring together populations of military beneficiaries at high risk for developing lung cancer and lung cancer patients from the specified military treatment facilities with the patient populations and research expertise of highly qualified civilian scientists at outstanding organizations.
The grant supports creative and cutting edge ideas and approaches, including those successful in other areas of cancer that have justifiable promise for pancreatic cancer. The grants program is designed to help incubate innovative research projects, grow the number of researchers directly working on pancreatic cancer, nurture collaborations across disciplines and institutions, and expedite scientific progress for patient benefit. In addition to receiving financial support for their research, grantees participate in a mentorship program that connects them with leading scientists in the field.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Awards
These are two-year grants of $200,000 ($100,000 per year) to support newly independent investigators. These grants are open to researchers who are in the first four years of a full-time faculty appointment.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
This grant opportunity offers $600,000 over five years for an outstanding postdoctoral or clinical research fellow who is in the first five years of fellowship training. Designed to ensure the future leadership of pancreatic cancer research, this grant will begin during the grantee's fellowship and continue through his/her successful transition to independence.
This one-year fellowship of $45,000 is open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows who are in the first three years of their fellowship training to conduct pancreatic cancer research and establish successful career paths in this field. Proposed research may be in any discipline of basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological cancer research.
A Multicenter, Open-Label, Randomized, Phase I/II Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Low-Dose (12Gy) Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy (TSEBT) Combined with Vorinostat Versus Low-Dose TSEBT Monotherapy in Mycosis Fungoides (MF)
The tumor microenvironment and DNA repair.
Klein TJ, Glazer PM.
Semin Radiat Oncol. 2010 Oct;20(4):282-7.
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Errors in delivery of cancer genetics services: implications for practice.