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November 1, 2018


Novel Quantum Dots Enhance Cell Imaging 
A team of researchers from the University of Illinois, including Cancer Center member Andrew Smith (Bioengineering Associate Professor), and the Mayo Clinic have engineered a new type of molecular probe that can measure and count RNA in cells and tissue without organic dyes. Read more here.  


CCIL Annual Meeting Registration Open 
Register now for the CCIL Annual Meeting happening November 9th, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 3002 ECE Building. This is a great opportunity to hear about the interesting things taking place within the center, including center updates, collaborative opportunities, faculty research highlights, seed grant funding, and resources that are available to researchers. RSVP here.


November Faculty Seminar Series
November's Faculty Seminar Series on November 29 features Leona Yi-Fan Su, Assistant Professor of Advertising, and Cecilia Leal, Assistant Professor of Material Science and Engineering. Register here.


Involve a Cancer Research Advocate in Your Proposals
A cancer research advocate provides critical insight from a patient’s experience. This perspective helps inform impact statements, significance sections, and lay abstracts. Advocates can also help promote research to the local community and private foundations. Additionally, many funding agencies either require or highly recommend including an advocate on your research team. The Cancer Research Advocacy Group is ready to help. Please contact us to have a research advocate join your team.


Carle Cancer Research Update Meeting
The Carle Cancer Center Research Update will take place on Friday, November 2, at 12:00-12:30 p.m. in the Carle Cancer Center in the Houseworth Conference Room. 

“My Approach to Surgical Lung Cancer Management from a Standpoint of My Two-Decade Long Experience”

Francis Podbielski, MD,
Thoracic Surgery Candidate
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Associates

Professor of Surgery (Clinical Track)
University of Illinois at Chicago


Department of Biochemistry Seminar
The Department of Biochemistry is hosting Andrew Stephen, Project Lead RAS Biochemistry and Biophysics from Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, on Friday, November 9 (12:00 p.m.), as a part of its seminar series. The event will be at Charles G. Miller Auditorium B102 CLSL and will focus on RAS signaling in human cancer. Find more here.


Molecular & Integrative Physiology Seminar
Michael Wendt of Purdue University will be delivering a lecture titled "Pharmacological Stabilization of Systemic Tumor Dormancy in Metastatic Breast Cancer." The seminar will take place on November 15th, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in the Charles Miller Auditorium, CLSL B102. More information here


Call for Independent Medical Education Grant Applications (Oncology—Prostate Cancer)
Astellas and Pfizer
Deadline: November 15, 2018

DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2
Department of Defense
Deadline: November 15, 2018

Technology Impact Award
Cancer Research Institute
Deadline: November 15, 2018

Physician Scientist Training Award
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Deadline: December 3, 2018

DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Levels 3 and 4
Department of Defense
Deadline: December 10, 2018

Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (X02 Clinical Trial Optional
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: December 11, 2018

NCl Research Specialist Award (R50)
National Cancer Institute
Letter of Intent: December 11, 2018
Full Application Deadline: January 11, 2019

**New Opportunity** National Cancer Institute Fellowship for PhD Students
National Cancer Institute
Nominations: December 17, 2018
Letter of Intent: January 22, 2019
Full Application Deadline: February 22, 2019

Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer
California Breast Cancer Research Program
Deadline: January 7, 2019 

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Program
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Deadline: March 15, 2019

**New Opportunity** Brain Tumor Research Grants
A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure
Deadline: Rolling


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