Please save the date for our annual research retreat, scheduled to be held on
Monday, May 10th at Yale's West Campus
. I am looking forward to a collaborative day and will be contacting research program and shared resource leadership in the coming weeks to begin planning the program.
Publication Submissions and Presentations
The Cancer Center includes a remarkable group of clinicians, scientists, and investigators. It is essential that we get the word out to the public and our colleagues that we are all members of an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center. I would like to remind Yale Cancer Center members to include their Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven affiliation when submitting manuscripts for publication.
In addition, I urge you to use the Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital slide decks whenever possible at local, national, and international meetings. The templates can be downloaded through the Yale Cancer Center website and used for both academic or patient lectures.
The final stages of building completion are on schedule at Smilow Cancer Hospital. At this time there are about 150 workers on site each day. Construction is finished on the inpatient Intensive Care Units of the Hospital, floors 9 and 10, and the hospital building staff is in the process of finalizing the space. In addition, furniture and fixtures are being installed on floors 4, 7, and 8.
The physicians of the Hematology Program will begin seeing their patients on the 7th floor of the building on February 22nd. The Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Program will move the following week.
Beginning on February 22nd, the 4th floor of the Air Rights Garage will be available for patients at Smilow Cancer Hospital for a flat fee of $4. The valet parking rate will increase to $10 per visit at that time.
, Director of the Yale Cancer Center Melanoma Program, Clinical Professor of Surgery, and Associate Chief of Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital, is a
2010 Distinguished Fellow of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons
. This award recognizes his personal achievements and lifetime contributions to the field of plastic surgery and will be given to him in March at the Association's annual meeting in San Antonio.
Research in the News
Disarming Specialized Stem Cells Might Combat Deadly Ovarian Cancer
Eliminating cancer stem cells within a tumor could hold the key to successful treatments for ovarian cancer, which has been notoriously difficult to detect and treat, according to new findings published this week in the journal
by Yale School of Medicine researchers.
Dr. Yingun Huang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, and her colleagues found that stopping the expression of two genes - Lin28 and Oct4 - reduces ovarian cancer cell growth and survival.
Women with Variants in "CLOCK" Gene Have Higher Risk of Breast Cancer
A Yale University-led team of researchers has demonstrated for the first time that variants in a gene responsible for regulating the body's circadian rhythm may lead to breast cancer. The study appears as an OnlineFirst publication of the journal Cancer Research.
Led by Yong Zhu, PhD, co-director of the Yale Cancer Center Prevention and Control Program, the research team showed that genetic and epigenetic changes in the "CLOCK" gene, which is a key component of the molecular circadian regulatory system and enhances the expression of a variety of genes, may trigger breast cancer susceptibility.
American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant
Yale Cancer Center is pleased to announce a call for applications for the American Cancer Society's Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG). The awards are to support innovative work in the broad field of basic, translational, clinical and prevention/control cancer research by new investigators.
Assistant Professors during the term of the award are eligible to apply. Investigators may not apply who have previously received an ACS IRG award or a competitive national research grant, unless it is primarily for salary support. One-year grants up to $30,000 each will be awarded and will commence on April 1, 2010.
For further information, please contact Jan Zulkeski. The deadline for submission is 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 24, 2010.