CRN Monthly Update for November 2015

In this issue:


CRN Opportunity Funds - applications welcome

The CRN continues to solicit applications for Opportunity Funds, which supports up to $25,000 in direct costs per project for activities that will enhance R01 or similar cancer-related applications that have a clear timeline for submission. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. However, our application deadline for funding in the CRN 2015/16 fiscal year is March 15, 2016 or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first. Any applications received after March 15 will be considered for funding in our next fiscal year, which begins September 1. Please see the full announcementExternal Web Site Policy for more details.

MT-DIRC 2016

Dissemination & Implementation training program at Washington University in St. Louis: Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer. Applications for the training program are due January 11th 2016. For more information and application materials, visit their websiteExternal Web Site Policy.

The CRN continues its affiliation with the MT-DIRC program, in which we support participation for one person from a CRN Site. In order to be considered for CRN support, please follow the regular application procedures, and send us an additional copy of your application, so that the CRN knows you have applied. If you are accepted into the MT-DIRC program, we will work with Maggie Padek to determine financial support for program participation.

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Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research

The Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) is now accepting applications for the annual "Careers in Cancer Disparities Research" Summer Institute set to take place on June 4-8, 2016 at UCSF and June 17-21, 2016 at UCLA. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 12, 2016 by 5pm (PST).

The purpose of the MTPCCR is to increase ethnic diversity in the field of cancer disparities research by encouraging minority master’s students and master's level health professionals in public health and social/behavioral sciences to pursue a doctoral degree and a career in research. However, applicants need not have plans to pursue doctoral training or prior interest in cancer prior to applying to the program.

Application information and more details can be found on the webpages for each program:

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Webinar: How to measure multimorbidity? Ask the experts.

November 16, 9am PST/12pm EST

The HCSRN-OAICs AGING (Advancing Geriatrics Infrastructure & Network Growth) Initiative is an NIA-funded endeavor with the goal of connecting investigators and resources within the Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) with those in the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs) to create a national resource to advance an interdisciplinary research agenda focused on older adults with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs).

A series of webinars is offered as part of this initiative to support research ingenuity in the area of MCCs research in the aging population. The next scheduled webinar will be held on Monday, November 16th at 12:00 pm EST (9:00 am PST). Presenters for this webinar include Drs. Mary Charlson, Arlene Ash and Anne Elixhauser.

Please contact Kathryn Anzuoni for more information.

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Recent Publications

Buist DS, Field TS, Banegas MP, Clancy HA, Doria-Rose VP, Epstein MM, Greenlee RT, McDonald S, Nichols HB, Pawloski PA, Kushi LH. Training in the Conduct of Population-Based Multi-Site and Multi-Disciplinary Studies: the Cancer Research Network's Scholars Program. J Cancer Educ 2015 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print] [View Abstract]

Chubak J, Bowles EJ, Yu O, Buist DS, Fujii M, Boudreau DM. Breast cancer recurrence in relation to antidepressant use. Cancer Causes Control 2015 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print] [View Abstract]

Chubak J, Kamineni A, Buist DSM, Anderson ML, Whitlock EP. Aspirin Use for the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer: An Updated Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2015 Sep. [View Abstract]

Gomez SL, Shariff-Marco S, Von Behren J, Kwan ML, Kroenke CH, Keegan TH, Reynolds P, Kushi LH. Representativeness of breast cancer cases in an integrated health care delivery system. BMC Cancer 2015 Oct 14;15:688. doi: 10.1186/s12885-015-1696-9. [View Abstract]

Green BB, Anderson ML, Chubak J, Fuller S, Meenan RT, Vernon SW. Impact of continued mailed fecal tests in the patient-centered medical home: Year 3 of the Systems of Support to Increase Colon Cancer Screening and Follow-Up randomized trial. Cancer 2015 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print] [View Abstract]

Hechter RC, Chao CR, Sidell MA, Sy LS, Ackerson BK, Slezak JM, Patel NJ, Tseng HF, Jacobsen SJ. Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Initiation in Boys Before and Since Routine Use: Southern California, 2009-2013. Am J Public Health 2015 Dec;105(12):2549-56. [View Abstract]

Mazor K, Roblin DW, Greene SM, Fouayzi H, Gallagher TH. Primary care physicians' willingness to disclose oncology errors involving multiple providers to patients. BMJ Qual Saf 2015 Nov 3. pii: bmjqs-2015-004353. [Epub ahead of print] [View Abstract]

Miglioretti DL, Zhu W, Kerlikowske K, Sprague BL, Onega T, Buist DS, Henderson LM, Smith RA; Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. Breast Tumor Prognostic Characteristics and Biennial vs Annual Mammography, Age, and Menopausal Status. JAMA Oncol 2015 Nov 1;1(8):1069-77. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.3084. [View Abstract]

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Meetings and Calls for Abstracts

ASPO Annual MeetingExternal Web Site Policy
Abstract submission deadline: November 20, 2015
Meeting dates: March 12-15, 2016, Columbus, OH.

ASCO Quality Care SymposiumExternal Web Site Policy
Meeting dates: February 26-27, 2016, Phoenix, AZ.

AACR Annual MeetingExternal Web Site Policy
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1, 2015
April 16-20, 2016, New Orleans, LA.

ASCO Annual MeetingExternal Web Site Policy
Abstract submission deadline: February 2, 2016
Meeting dates: June 3-7, 2016, Chicago, IL.

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Additional Funding Opportunities

Upcoming application submission date: November 20, 2015

Advanced Development of Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research and Management (U24)

Early-Stage Development of Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research and Management (U01)

Sustained Support for Informatics Resources for Cancer Research and Management (U24)

Development of Innovative Informatics Methods and Algorithms for Cancer Research and Management (R21)

Up for a Challenge - U4C

The NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) is partnering with Sage Bionetworks to launch "Up for a Challenge (U4C)External Web Site Policy—Stimulating Innovation in Breast Cancer Genetic Epidemiology."

Submissions due Jan 15, 2016.

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Employment Opportunities

Dissemination & Implementation Scientist - Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

The Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, seeks an established investigator in the area of dissemination and implementation science. As part of one of the oldest and largest integrated health care delivery systems, investigators in the Division of Research also work with colleagues at other research organizations through the Health Care Systems Research Network and other academic partners. This setting provides an outstanding opportunity to conduct research in the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs, activities, and other interventions, at multiple levels from individual members to hospitals and health systems. The successful candidate will have a record of peer-reviewed funding and publications in dissemination and implementation research. This individual is expected to develop an externally-funded research program and conduct scholarly research that is recognized nationally and internationally, in collaboration with research, clinical, and operations colleagues in areas of mutual interest.

Please share the full position descriptionExternal Web Site Policy with anyone who may be interested in this opportunity.

Previously Announced Poitions:
Two Faculty Investigators - Group Health Research Institute

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