Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives $25.5 Million Award and "Outstanding" Rating

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The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center recently received a $25.5 million award and an "outstanding" rating, the only center nationwide to be given an increase in funding by the National Cancer Institute.

"The renewal of our Case Comprehensive Cancer Center designation and the increase in our basic NIH grant represents the continuation of a great tradition for excellent research and patient care," said Pamela B. Davis, interim dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. "Along with our partners at the Ireland Cancer Center of University Hospitals Case Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, we continue to perform cutting edge research to fight cancer and help bring the best possible treatment and care to all Ohioans and to the rest of the world."

The community benefits from the reputation of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center by attracting gifted scientists who contribute to cancer research in a supportive environment, as well as by promoting and advancing training of health care professionals who bring disease prevention and wellness education directly to individuals, the undeserved and other populations including the elderly. Read more.

Campus News

The University Farm staff is asking for departments and offices ordering office supplies with the new university logo to donate the outdated supplies to the Farm. Hundreds of Cleveland-area K-12 students visit the Farm for educational programming during the summer and academic year, and the staff indicates that these students would enjoy and appreciate items such as ink pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, cups, and more. For more information about donating items, contact Ana Locci via e-mail, or by calling 368-0274.

Join colleagues and friends each Wednesday on the east Crawford Hall patio from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Campus Summer Barbecues. This week: Mexican Fiesta, featuring beef and carnitas soft shell tacos, grilled Angus burgers, jalapeno sausage, assorted salads, dessert and a beverage. Price is $7.50 cash or CaseCash. Rain site: Tomlinson Marketplace. Music by Kris Koch, world music DJ. Health information, sample smoothies and chair massages provided by 1-2-1 Fitness Center. Refer to the Summer Session Web site for details.

For Faculty & Staff

Undergraduate faculty are invited to represent their departments and colleges at the Academic Deans' Receptions that are being held during orientation sessions on July 19 and August 21. Faculty are invited to attend as many receptions as they'd like. RSVP online, or send an e-mail with questions.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.

Events

Fans of reality television shows have a chance to show some skills via the university's own Case Idol, Dancing with the Case Stars and Who's Smarter than a Clevelander? These and other events will take place during the Party on the Quad, from 3-6 p.m. on July 20. Party cosponsors are the Staff Advisory Council and the Department of Human Resources.

Refer to the Web event calendar for a list of events and activities on campus and in the community today and in the days ahead.

July 17, 2007

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Case in the News

More money headed to Case cancer center

Crain's Cleveland Business, July 17, 2007
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only center of its kind in the country to receive an additional $25.5 million from the National Cancer Institute to continue cancer research and expand clinical trials. None of the other 39 comprehensive cancer centers in the United States received increases.

Higher Ed News

Inside Higher Ed, July 17, 2007

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