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Current ​MEG Announcements

Photos from the AACR Annual Meeting 2017: MEG Town Hall

Photo of MEG Chairperson Award presentation to Dr. Susan E. Hankinson (left) by present Chair, Dr. Melissa L. Bondy at the MEG Town Hall on Monday, April 3, 2017.

 

 

It was a pleasure to have seen many of you at the MEG-related events during the AACR Annual Meeting 2017. For photos of the MEG Town Hall, see here. We look forward to your continued participation in future MEG events, ensuring their success!

MEG Scholar-in-Training Awards 2017

We congratulate the 2017 MEG-Scholar-in-Training Awardees, Drs. Yin Cao; Ben Kinnersley; and Lang Wu, on their accomplishment and their successful presentations at the AACR Annual Meeting 2017. MEG membership dues support these awards for early-career researchers.

Request for Proposals for Genome-Wide Investigation of Late-Effects using the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) Cohort

The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) is an NCI-funded resource for the study of long-term survivors of cancer diagnosed during childhood and adolescence.  Details regarding the cohort are available at https://ccss.stjude.org/.

Members of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute and CCSS investigators collaborated to conduct a genome-wide association study, initially intended to study the role of genetic susceptibility in the development of subsequent neoplasms as well as first primary childhood cancers using samples from the CCSS Biorepository.  Genotyping was conducted for 5739 childhood cancer survivors diagnosed 1970-1986 (5324 are of European ancestry) using the Illumina HumanOmni5Exome microarray, with over 4.1 million loci passing quality control thresholds (based on locus and sample missing rates, sample heterozygosity, and sex discrepancies).
 
The CCSS leadership is now broadening the scope of this initiative to study the role of genetic susceptibility in the development of non-malignant treatment-related outcomes in cancer survivors. Accordingly, CCSS is announcing a request for proposals to collaborate with CCSS and NCI investigators in the use of existing genome-wide association study (GWAS) data and corresponding outcomes-related data to address innovative research questions relating to potential genetic contributions to risk for non-malignant treatment-related outcomes.  Requests will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed three times per year, in February, June and October (cut-off for receipt of applications February 1st, June 1st, October 1st).
 
Details regarding the application process as well as the application for data access can be found at  https://ccss.stjude.org/develop-a-study/gwas-data-resource.html

MEG Members Receive an Additional 5 Percent Discount on CEBP Accepted Manuscripts

MEG members receive a special 5 percent discount on Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (CEBP) publication charges. This discount is in addition to the AACR member discount of 5 percent. Thus, MEG members receive a total discount of 10 percent. Just use the code “MEGAO” when receiving notification about author billing. See the information for authors for CEBP submissions. We look forward to receiving your submission.

CancerCareers Discounts Available

Be sure to check out the new www.cancercareers.org website for career opportunities. MEG members now receive a 15 percent discount for all employment postings. Use the code MEGAD when submitting your advertisement to receive this special rate. You can also sign-up for job alerts and refine a job search by a specific research area, i.e. epidemiology; prevention. Look on the right side of the website for these options.

From the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute

EGRP Web site: http://epi.grants.cancer.gov

To learn more about the EGRP's webinar series, visit the SeqSPACE Upcoming Topics and Speakers webpage.

To submit an announcement for consideration, please note:

Employment opportunities should be sent to cancercareers.org for posting consideration on that website. Please refer all questions regarding employment posting to CustomerService@CancerCareers.org.

Postings of a non-employment nature may still be sent to meg@aacr.org for review and possible future posting on the MEG Announcements.

Best regards from everyone at the AACR, and sincere appreciation for your
AACR-MEG Membership.