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January 10, 2019

 
 
NEWS

Novel Imaging Technique Brings Diagnostic Potential into Operating Room
A team of Illinois researchers led by Bioengineering Professor Stephen Boppart has successfully visualized the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after it was surgically removed from a patient in the operating room. The researchers achieved this using a new portable optical imaging system developed in Boppart's lab. This work marks a major step toward providing cancer researchers with a new tool for tracking tumor progression and physicians new technology for tissue pathology and diagnostics. Learn more.

Label-free intraoperative nonlinear imaging of the tumor microenvironment provides real-time visualization of structural and molecular features, including extracellular vesicles that can be potential biomarkers of cancer aggressiveness. Credit: Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory
 
 
COACHES VS. CANCER
 
 
 

For the past 25 years, the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program has united coaches and fans nationwide to fight a common enemy—cancer. This year, the CCIL and the Illinois men’s basketball team are joining forces to raise awareness and support for cancer research, outreach, and education efforts. Join us on January 23rd as the Illini take on the Wisconsin Badgers at the State Farm Center.

SAVE THE DATE: CANCER RESEARCH ADVOCACY DAY

Join Us for Research Advocacy Day
Mark your calendars for May 17, 2019, for Research Advocacy Day hosted by the CCIL's Cancer Research Advocacy Group (CRAG) at the I-Hotel. Composed of individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer or have a strong personal connection to it, CRAG promotes interactions between cancer survivors, researchers, and clinicians that are essential in the fight against cancer and lead to better outcomes for all. The event is a way to promote these types of interactions and honor those who have been impacted by the disease. More details to come.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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. 

 
 
FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES

January Faculty Seminar Series
Join us for January's Faculty Seminar Series on January 24, 2019, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Beckman Institute (Room 4269) featuring Emad Tajkhorshid, professor of biochemistry, and Paul Selvin, professor of physics. Learn more.

 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Cancer Seminars
Molecular and Integrative Physiology Seminar
Dmitry Gabrilovich, MD, PhD
The Wistar Institute

Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells and Cancer
March 7, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Charles Miller Auditorium, B102, CLSL

Molecular and Integrative Physiology Seminar
Cyrus Ghajar, PhD
11:00 a.m.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Tumor Microenvironment and Dormancy
March 28, 2019
Charles Miller Auditorium, B102, CLSL

 

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is supporting several community collaborations to celebrate Dr. King's legacy, including seminars, a unity breakfast, and more. Find full details here.

 
 EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

**New Opportunity** Melanoma Research Alliance/ACS Research Grants
American Cancer Society
Letter of Intent Deadline: January 16, 2019

Innovation Lab: Systems Biology for the Cancer Microbiome
National Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Deadline: January 25, 2019

Physical Sciences–Oncology Network: Physical Sciences-Oncology Projects
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: January 30, 2019

Hollis Brownstein Research Grants Programs
Leukemia Research Foundation
Letter of Intent Deadline: February 1, 2019

**New Opportunity** National Early Detection Research Awards
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
Deadline: February 15, 2019

Lloyd J. Old Start Program
Cancer Research Institute
Deadline: March 1, 2019

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

ACS Research Grants
The American Cancer Society
Deadline: April 1, 2019

**New Opportunity** 
1. Advanced Development and Validation of Emerging Biospecimen Science Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R33 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
2. Advanced Development and Validation of Emerging Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R33 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: September 27, 2019

**New Opportunity** 
1. Innovative Biospecimen Science Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
2. Innovative Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: September 27, 2019

**New Opportunity**
1. Revisions for Incorporation of Novel NCI-Supported Technology to Accelerate Cancer Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
2. Revisions for Incorporation of Novel NCI- Supported Technology to Accelerate Cancer Research (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
3. Revisions for Incorporation of Novel NCI-Supported Technology to Accelerate Cancer Research (U2C Clinical Trial Optional)
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: September 27, 2019
 

 
 

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