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November 15, 2018


Cancer Center at Illinois Seed Funding Call for Proposals 
The CCIL Seed Funding program provides support for Illinois cancer research teams, with the expected outcome of a fundable interdisciplinary research proposal. The CCIL anticipates funding two or three interdisciplinary research proposals during the 2018-2019 cycle. Learn more about eligibility and deadlines here. 


Study: Broccoli's Anti-Cancer Power
Multiple research efforts have shown that broccoli plays some role in slowing a variety of different cancers. A new study from Hannah Holscher, assistant professor of nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, suggests that microbial changes in the gut may be behind broccoli's anti-cancer power. Read more.


CCIL Annual Meeting Recap 
Last week, the Cancer Center at Illinois held its annual meeting. It was a great opportunity to hear from CCIL members, engage in panel discussions, and prepare for the CCIL's future. View photos from the event here. 


Prairie Dragon Paddlers Gift  
The CCIL is very grateful to receive a generous show of support from the Prairie Dragon Paddlers, a local breast cancer advocacy group. They work with survivors of breast cancer to encourage community engagement, education, and research. Thank you, Paddlers! 


November Faculty Seminar Series
November's Faculty Seminar Series on November 29 features Leona Yi-Fan Su, Assistant Professor of Advertising, and Joseph Irudayaraj, Professor of Bioengineering. 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.


Analytical Chemistry Seminar 
Reginard Penner, from the University of California-Irvine, will be visiting campus to deliver his lecture "Biosensors for Early Cancer Detection Based Upon Electrical Interfaces to Virus Particles." The seminar will take place Friday, December 7th, at 4:00 p.m. in 116 Roger Adams Lab. 


Jump ARCHES Seminar
Thomas Kannampallil will be giving his lecture "Clinical Informatics Tools for Monitoring Medication Ordering Errors" at the Coordinated Science Library (CSL) this Friday, November 16th. He will be discussing two studies that used both EHR-based data and targeted decision rules to learn more about medication ordering errors. Find out more.


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

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

Brain Tumor Research Grants
A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure
Deadline: Rolling


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