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⇒C17 Operating and Ewing Sarcoma Grant Competition. Registration due 08-Sep-17. Grants due 29-Sep-17. All areas of research welcome. Spread the word!!

A reminder that the registration for the C17 Operating and Ewing Sarcoma Grant Competitions are due on 08-Sep-17. Grants due are 29-Sep-17.

Miss the original call?  You can find the call and forms at:

NEW⇒C17 Operating and Ewing Sarcoma Grant Competition. Registration due 08-Sep-17. Grants due 29-Sep-17. All areas of research welcome. Spread the word!!

C17 is pleased to announce a SUPPLEMENTAL GRANT COMPETITION for both the C17 Research Network Operating Grant Competition (Round 20) and the Ewing Sarcoma Grant Competition (Round 5). This competition does not replace the regular fall competition.  It is an additional funding opportunity.

The C17 operating grant competition is focused on multicenter, multidisciplinary pediatric oncology/hematology research. The Ewing Sarcoma Competition is focused on research with a direct application into the causes, treatment, cure and quality of life for young people with Ewing Sarcoma.

Forms and documents can be found attached as linked above, and can be downloaded from www.c17.ca/council-and-administrators/research/ under Committees> Research Network.

If you have any questions, please contact the C17 Research Network Coordinator, Leah C. Young, Ph.D.  leah.young2 (at) ahs.ca

The INUIT CANCER EXPERIENCE depicted in “Jon’s Tricky Journey” (storybook+ educational resource) by Pat McCarthy, and funded by C17 with CCCF. All sites to receive copies. See full posting for book website with previews of this stunning book.

From the author, Pat McCarthy:

 

Hello everyone! This is my first e-mail blast to family, friends and colleagues. I wanted to let you know that my book has been published by Inhabit Media and is available on Amazon.com (US),  and on Indigo books (Canada). The amazon and indigo websites say release date of Sept 1 2017, however the books should be arriving in the Inhabit Media warehouse this week, and will be available sooner. The book is bilingual; English and Inuktitut.

My website is:  www.jonstrickyjourney.vistaprintdigital.com

Inhabit Media website:  http://inhabitmedia.com/2017/06/05/jons-tricky-journey/

This book was supported with a grant from C17,  in partnership with Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation, and with support from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.


Jon loves his life in the North. But when he feels a pain that won’t go away, he must go to a children’s hospital in the south to find out what is wrong. A doctor there tells Jon he has cancer and will have to stay at the hospital for a while.

Suddenly Jon’s life is upside down! But with a handful of tricks from the doctors and nurses, and new friends, Jon discovers ways to cope with some of the tricky parts of having cancer.

Accompanied by a resource guide for parents and caregivers, including hospital and support information, Jon’s Tricky Journey opens a conversation between Inuit children facing a cancer diagnosis and their families to help make a difficult and confusing time more manageable.

Written by Patricia McCarthy | Illustrated by Hwei Lim

ISBN: 978-1-77227-145-4 | $19.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 70 pages | Full-colour illustrations | Paperback | Bilingual Inuktitut and English

Ages 5–7

C17 Research Network call for LOI: Operating Grants and Ewing Sarcoma Grant (LOI due December 16)

C17 is pleased to announce Round 19 of the C17 Research Network Operating Grant Competition and Round 4 of the Ewing Sarcoma Grant Competition (2016/17). The submission deadline for C17 LOIs is December 16, 2016 at 4pm MST.

The C17 operating grant competition is focused on multicenter, multidisciplinary pediatric oncology/hematology research.

The Ewing Sarcoma Competition is focused on research with a direct application into the causes, treatment, cure and quality of life for young people with Ewing Sarcoma.

The full call for LOI, application form and guidance document can be found at the links below and can be downloaded from the C17 website www.c17.ca/council-and-administrators/research/ (under Committees> Research Network).

In addition, C17 has partnered with the Cancer Research Society (CRS) to fund up to one grant in the area of pediatric oncology research. Applications focusing on basic/translational research or pre-clinical developmental therapeutics (DVL) should be directed towards this competition, anticipated announcement November 7, 2016.

For more information about the CRS competition, forms and deadlines go to: hwww.crs-src.ca/for-researchers-operating-grant

C17 Research Network call for the 2016/17 Operating Grant and Ewing Sarcoma competitions to be announced October 26

Watch for the following on OCTOBER 26:

  • The official call for the C17 Research Network Grant Competition announced through Sosido
  • Current/past researchers and those on the Research Network mailing list will receive the call through email
  • The updated application form and the award guide will be uploaded to http://www.C17.ca

Reminder – Three open positions on the C17 Research Network (Clinical Research Oncology, Qualitative Research Nursing, Basic Laboratory Research)–please nominate, forward or apply by AUG15

See following file to forward as PDF: C17 Research Network Call for nominations July 2016

The C17 Research Network is pleased to announce the call for members of the C17 Research Network Committee in the following areas:

  • Clinical Research – Oncology (1 position)
  • Qualitative Research – Nursing (1 position)
  • Basic Laboratory Research (1 position)

We ask all who receive this call for nominations to help us to distribute it as widely as possible. Please forward the call for nominations to institutions, organizations and individuals who might be interested in posting and/or responding to it.

How to Submit an Application

Please send your curriculum vitae with support of your program director and a statement of interest by email by August 15, 2016 to Leah Young atleah.young2@AHS.ca.  The call for applicants will be extended if required. The nominee will be selected by the C17 Research Network Committee; all applicants will be notified directly.

Work of the Committee

  • Conduct scientific review of applications to the C17 Research Grant Competition, and make recommendations to the C17 Directors and Executive Council regarding the awarding of the Research Grants
  • Set strategic priorities for C17 Research Activities

The Committee meets via email or teleconferences as needed.

Members of the Committee

Members of the committee include those with experience in basic and clinical research who have established reputations in their respective fields, and who share a national vision for research. They will have an affiliation with one of the 17 centres or associated universities. Consideration will also be given to selecting members who represent large and small centres, and institutions across Canada. Members of the C17 Research Committee will serve for a three year term, renewable once.

The Research Committee includes the following members:

  1. Chair
  2. Outcomes/Quality of Life Research – Psychology
  3. Clinical Research – Hematology
  4. Clinical Research – Oncology
  5. Clinical Research – Stem Cell Transplantation
  6. Qualitative Research – Nursing
  7. Basic Laboratory Research
  8. Translational Research
  9. Epidemiology
  10. Data Management – Clinical Research Coordinator
  11. Small Centre Representative – centres that diagnose fewer than 30 patients per year
  12. Patient/Parent Representative
  13. Ex-officio members – the COG Senior Medical Officer, Executive Director

Congratulate Henrique Bittencourt and Jason Berman on their recently awarded C17 Research Network grants, funded in partnership with CCCF and ECFC

Henrique Bittencourt from CHU Ste Justine was awarded  $120,000 for his grant entitled “Third-party Human Umbilical Cord Perivascular (HUCPVC)-derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSC) to Treat Refractory or Steroid-dependent Acute Graft-versus-Host Disease after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Children, TUMS Phase I-II trial”.

Jason Berman from IWK was awarded $99,930 for his grant entitled “Stromal Antigen 2 (STAG2): A novel metastatic pathway in Ewing sarcoma”

Three open positions on the C17 Research Network (Clinical Research Oncology, Qualitative Research Nursing, Basic Laboratory Research)–please nominate and/or forward

See following file to forward as PDF: C17 Research Network Call for nominations July 2016

The C17 Research Network is pleased to announce the call for members of the C17 Research Network Committee in the following areas:

  • Clinical Research – Oncology (1 position)
  • Qualitative Research – Nursing (1 position)
  • Basic Laboratory Research (1 position)

We ask all who receive this call for nominations to help us to distribute it as widely as possible. Please forward the call for nominations to institutions, organizations and individuals who might be interested in posting and/or responding to it.

How to Submit an Application

Please send your curriculum vitae with support of your program director and a statement of interest by email by August 15, 2016 to Leah Young at leah.young2@AHS.ca.  The call for applicants will be extended if required. The nominee will be selected by the C17 Research Network Committee; all applicants will be notified directly.

Work of the Committee

  • Conduct scientific review of applications to the C17 Research Grant Competition, and make recommendations to the C17 Directors and Executive Council regarding the awarding of the Research Grants
  • Set strategic priorities for C17 Research Activities

The Committee meets via email or teleconferences as needed.

Members of the Committee

Members of the committee include those with experience in basic and clinical research who have established reputations in their respective fields, and who share a national vision for research. They will have an affiliation with one of the 17 centres or associated universities. Consideration will also be given to selecting members who represent large and small centres, and institutions across Canada. Members of the C17 Research Committee will serve for a three year term, renewable once.

The Research Committee includes the following members:

  1. Chair
  2. Outcomes/Quality of Life Research – Psychology
  3. Clinical Research – Hematology
  4. Clinical Research – Oncology
  5. Clinical Research – Stem Cell Transplantation
  6. Qualitative Research – Nursing
  7. Basic Laboratory Research
  8. Translational Research
  9. Epidemiology
  10. Data Management – Clinical Research Coordinator
  11. Small Centre Representative – centres that diagnose fewer than 30 patients per year
  12. Patient/Parent Representative
  13. Ex-officio members – the COG Senior Medical Officer, Executive Director

 

 

Pediatric oncology researcher Daniel Sinnett appointed director of the Network of Applied Genetic Medicine of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé

Excerpts taken from: https://research.chusj.org/en/Communications/Nouvelles/2016/Daniel-sinnett-nomme-directeur-du-reseau-de-medeci

MONTREAL, January 26, 2016 – Dr. Daniel Sinnett, PhD, researcher and head of the Viral and immune disorders and cancers axis at CHU Sainte-Justine, and professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at Université de Montréal, was appointed director of the Newtwork of Applied Genetic Medicine (RMGA), which is one of the thematic networks of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS). His nomination reflects his roadmap as a leading figure in pediatric oncogenomics as well as CHU Sainte-Justine’s strong position in human and medical genetics. ʺMy intention is to position the network as a key stakeholder that has a pivotal role to play in debates and policy-making regarding genetics and medical genomics in Quebecʺ, Sinnett says.

Dr. Guy Rouleau, MD, PhD, former RMGA Director and current Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, showed enthusiastic about the nomination. “Dr. Sinnett is an outstanding researcher, with invaluable expertise in the field of genetics. Through his leadership and commitment to the organisation over the last 10 years and in his role as an executive committee member, Dr. Sinnett has contributed greatly to the RMGA mission of advancing genetic discoveries from the bench to the clinic. I couldn’t be more pleased to pass on role of Director to our esteemed colleague,” he said.

Daniel Sinnett is holder of the François-Karl Viau Research Chair in Pediatric Oncogenomics, and he is a member and co-founder of the Robert Cedergren Centre for Bioinformatics and Genomics. His research focuses on the fields of genomics and pediatric cancer, especially deciphering the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying childhood leukemia

Call for Nominations – Outcomes/QoL Psychology – C17 Research Network Committee

Please find here a call for the following one (1) representative on the C17 Research Network Committee:

  •  Outcomes/Quality of Life Research – Psychology (1 position)

We ask all who receive this call for nominations to help us to distribute it as widely as possible. Please forward the call for nominations to institutions, organizations and individuals who might be interested in posting and/or responding to it.

Please send your curriculum vitae with support of your program director and a statement of interest to the C17 Research Network by December 21, 2015.