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April 2010 Cancer Center Bulletin

Director's Message

Dear Cancer Center members,

I HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE CANCER CENTER MEMBERS' RETREAT AT QUADRUS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 8 AM TO 6 PM.

The all-day retreat will feature two keynote talks, one by Brian Druker, the recent Lasker Award winner for the development of Gleevec to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia and director of the Oregon Cancer Center. The second talk will be given by David Hunter, Professor and Dean for Academic Affairs at the Harvard School of Public Health. David’s research is in the area of genetic susceptibility to cancer, and he is co-chair of the NCI Cancer Genetic Markers of Susceptibility special initiative. I would particularly like to engage members of our community in discussions about how we can take best advantage of the new technologies for genetic and epigenetic analysis that are rapidly coming on board at Stanford. Please attend!

Seed Grant Competition for Interactive Projects
As I have noted, the Cancer Center is here to serve as a catalyst for interactions, and we are happy to support new ideas for program projects or interactive grants going forward.  We will be giving one or two $100,000 seed grants for ideas that will lead to new collaborations, especially those between or among disciplines, with a May 1 application deadline. For more information, visit: http://med.stanford.edu/cancer/research/devresawds/2010interactiverfa.html.

Interdisciplinary Translational and Population Science Cancer Research Projects
We're also pleased to announce the availability of grant funds for the 2010 Developmental Cancer Research Awards in Translational and Population Science.

For more information on these grant opportunities, please contact Denise Baughman at 650-724-9547 or visit: http://med.stanford.edu/cancer/research/devresawds/2010devresrfa.html.

KUDOS

Robert W. Carlson, MD, professor of medicine-oncology, received the 2010 Rodger J. Winn, MD, Award from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network at the group's recent annual conference, Clinical Practice Guidelines & Quality Cancer Care, in Hollywood, Fla.

Branimir (Brandy) I. Sikic, MD, professor of medicine-oncology and of clinical pharmacology and associate director of clinical research at the Stanford Cancer Center, has been named a recipient of the American Society for Clinical Oncology's 2010 Statesman Award. The award recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication and commitment to ASCO. Recipients of the 2010 Statesman Award have given 20 years of volunteer service.

 

Best wishes,
Bev

Beverly Mitchell Signature
Beverly S. Mitchell, MD
Director, Stanford Cancer Center

 

(March 2010 Director's Message)

 

 

 

 

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