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MCC Update 02-18-14

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February 18, 2014

 

NOTE: There will be no issue of Update on February 25, 2014. The next issue will be published on March 4, 2014.

 

In This Issue

Cancer Center Seminar

News

Program Meetings

Professional Education

Events

Funding Opportunities 


Cancer Center Seminar

Today's seminar will be simulcast to 450 MCRB. Shuttles to CCRB are also available and may be boarded in front of Variety Club Heart Clinic on E. River Parkway. See website for details on pick-up time.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 12-1 p.m., 1-125 CCRB
Promoting work safety and smoking cessation in small manufacturing businesses
Deborah Hennrikus, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota

A peek at the next seminar:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 12-1 p.m., 1-125 CCRB
Cancer chemoprevention and therapy: Opportunities with The Hormel Institute Team
Zigang Dong, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director, Hormel Institute, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Biology

Visit the calendar for a schedule of seminars.

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News

Members in the news

Kalpna Gupta, Ph.D., co-leader, Tumor Microenvironment Program, is featured as this month’s AHC Game Changer on Health Talk

The research conducted in the laboratory of Mohammad Saleem, Ph.D., Tumor Microenvironment Program and The Hormel Institute, is highlighted by the Department of Defense in its " 2013 Research Highlights" section. Read more.

Kudos
Congratulations to Jasjit Ahluwalia, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Prevention and Etiology Program member, who has been selected as the recipient of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Duncan Clark Award.

University of Minnesota’s Colleges Against Cancer to host Relay for Life
Colleges Against Cancer, a student group at the U of M., is hosting the annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, April 4, 2014. This is the largest collegiate Relay for Life in the Midwest and the 14th largest in the nation.  For more information on how to get involved visit their website or contact Lanie Rudie, rudie014@umn.edu

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Program Meetings

 

Tumor Microenvironment Program
February 18, 2014, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 3-150 CCRB
Presentation of an example of a synergistic theme: Connecting links between pain and cancer progression, Kalpna Gupta, Ph.D., co-leader
Discussion of strategies to increase member participation and develop synergistic research proposals encompassing tumor biology, pain and engineering

 

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Professional Education

February 19, 2014: Cancer Biology Journal Club
12-1 p.m., 2-115 CCRB
Chris Clark will discuss “RSPO2-LGR5 signaling has tumour-suppressive activity in colorectal cancer,” Wu C et al., Nature Communications 2014:5:3149.

Visit the Education and Training Opportunities web page for more conference and special lecture listings.

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Events

January 6-February 28, 2014: Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project
Roen Room (W120), Boynton Health Service, 410 Church St. S.E., University of Minnesota
The Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project, created by Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation staff member Barbara Porwit, will be exhibited at Boynton Health Service. The goal of the project is to celebrate and inspire the heroic nature of individuals affected by breast cancer. The Roen Room is generally open during Boynton's open hours but can be booked for meetings and classes, so best for people to check with Bickie Nguyen 624-4690 before heading over to view. For more information on the project: Facebook.com/BreastCancerSuperheroes, www.superheroportraits.com

March 5, 2014: Tan Free Teens Day at the Capitol
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Embassy Suites, 175 10th Street East, St. Paul
Join hundreds of volunteers from across the state in St. Paul on March 5th to support the Minnesota Skin Cancer Prevention Act. In the morning, you'll learn about skin cancer, the risks of tanning and how to advocate. In the afternoon, you'll meet with your state legislators. There is no cost to attend. Continental breakfast and lunch included. Register today!

April 4-5: 2014: Relay for Life at the University of Minnesota
Colleges Against Cancer, a student group at the U of M, is hosting the annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, April 4, 2014. This is the largest collegiate Relay for Life in the Midwest and the 14th largest in the nation. For more information on how to get involved visit their website or contact Lanie Rudie, rudie014@umn.edu.

April 6, 2014: Fools Five Race
1 p.m., Altura High School, 100 County Road 25, Lewiston, MN
Since 1979 Fools Five Road Race, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has brought people from around the world to Lewiston, Minnesota, to raise funds for cancer research.  Pledges are donated to the Rochester Eagles Cancer Telethon in Rochester, MN, which donates to the Mayo Clinic, The Hormel Institute for Cancer Research, and the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota along with the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation in LaCrosse, WI. More information is available at http://foolsfive.org/.

May 17, 2014: Save the Date: Cancer Survivorship Series
Click here to be added to the Cancer Survivor Program mailing list to receive registration information for this conference when it is available closer to the date.

Visit the Community Events and Outreach page for more information.

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Funding Opportunities

None submitted

Visit the Funding Opportunities Web page to see listings previously published in Update. A list of organizations that provide funding for cancer research is also provided there.

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