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​​​​​​​​​Current ​MEG Announcements

Thank You for attending the MEG events at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018

The MEG Steering Committee thanks all those who attended the MEG events at the Annual Meeting which provided stimulating programs and an opportunity to network with colleagues. See photos from the MEG Town Hall Meeting and Reception.

We hope to see you at the MEG events next year during the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 30-April 3 in Atlanta, Georgia!

Congratulations, again, to the 2018 MEG Scholar-in-Training Award (SITA) Recipients, Xiaoliang (Wendy) Wang, MPH; Jihye Kim, PhD; and Lang Wu, PhD. Learn more about this award, presented at the AACR Annual Meeting, as well as the background and presentation information of the recipients.

AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention - Deadline for Nominations, August 8, 2018

The MEG Steering Committee encourages all MEG members to submit their nominations for this Award by the August 8th deadline. Further details and required documentation is listed on the Award's website. See previous recipients here.

MEG Special Conference 2019
"Modernizing Population Sciences in the Digital Age"
Feb. 19-22, 2019 | Hard Rock Hotel San Diego | San Diego, California

We anticipate a very stimulating special conference to focus on how to keep our research collaborative to the digital age. We look forward to your attendance at this exciting event that will provide up-to-date content as well as networking opportunities with your colleagues in epidemiology research.

Cancer Epidemology, Biomarkers & Prevention - Editor-in-Chief Search Underway

MEG members, please note that your MEG journal, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (CEBP) has initiated a search for Editor-in-Chief. For more information, please visit the CEBP website. The MEG Steering Committee extends its sincerest appreciation to the present EIC, Dr. Timothy R. Rebbeck. Dr. Rebbeck has provided excellent leadership and guidance to this exciting journal to the MEG community for many years, and has always encouraged a strong relationship between CEBP and the MEG Working Group. We wish him all the best in the future!

Upco​​​ming EACR Conferences

Plan to attend these upcoming EACR conferences that will provide stimulating programming and networking opportunities:

Eighth EACR-OECI Joint Course: Molecular Pathology Approach to Cancer
June 4-6, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

25th Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR25): From Fundamental Insight to Rational Cancer Treatment
June 30 - July 3, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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. Learn the details regarding the cohort.

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 1, June 1, October 1).
 
Learn more details regarding the application process as well as the application for data access.

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

The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program in NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences invites AACR-MEG members to register for upcoming webinars.

To learn more about the EGRP's webinar series, visit the SeqSPACE Upcoming Topics and Speakers webpage. See this upcoming webinar scheduled:

June 12, 2018, 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET
"Universal Control Repository Network (UNICORN) Approach for Sharing Control Data and Analytical Methods for Next Generation Sequencing Data"
Kathryn Roeder, PhD
UPMC Professor of Statistics and Life Sciences, Department of Statistics and Computational Biology, Vice Provost for Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Kathryn Roeder is a Professor of Statistics and Computational Biology and Vice Provost for Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. The primary goal of Dr. Roeder’s research focuses on using statistical tools to find associations between patterns of genetic variation and complex disease. Dr. Roeder will be presenting on Universal Control Repository Network (UNICORN) approach for sharing control data and analytical methods for next generation sequencing data.
Register for this webinar

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 “MEGAO2018” 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.

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
Custom​erService@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.