Current MEG Announcements
MEG at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018
MEG is offering epidemiology consortia meeting space free-of-charge during the Annual Meeting 2018. Many available timeslots are already reserved; if interested, it is crucial to reserve your space now. A MEG member must submit the application, serving as the meeting's official sponsor. See further details.
Also, plan now to attend the MEG events at the Annual Meeting which will provide stimulating programs and an opportunity to network with your colleagues. Further details will be provided when confirmed. The MEG Steering Committee hopes to see you there.
AACR Cancer and Biomedical Research Career Fair at the Annual Meeting 2018
Employers and researchers, plan now to attend this exciting event for your recruitment needs and career opportunities! This event will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the McCormick Place Convention Center. Employers can register today to exhibit; MEG members receive a 15 percent discount. Job-seeking researchers, this event is free for you; the "job seeker" packet will be available shortly; please refer to the fair's website for further details. For now, upload your CV/resume on CancerCareers.org (you will see instructions on creating your profile), apply for jobs, and plan to attend this event. We look forward to seeing both employers and researchers there!
Stay tuned for more details on this 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 stimulating content as well as networking opportunities with your colleagues in epidemiology research.
Upcoming 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
25th Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR25): From Fundamental Insight to Rational Cancer Treatment
June 30 - July 3, 2018
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 the upcoming webinars that are scheduled:
April 10, 2018, 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET
"The Relation Between Germline Genetic Variations and Tumor Development"
Hannah Carter, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Genetics, University of California San Diego
Dr. Hannah Carter is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego. Her research focuses on computationally modeling how DNA mutations in tumor genomes impact intracellular biological processes and cellular behaviors, and how these cellular level changes cause cancer. Dr. Carter will be presenting on the relation between germline genetic variations and tumor development, including somatic mutation events in cancer.
Register for this webinar
May 8, 2018, 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET
"Lessons Learned from the Broad Sequencing Center"
Stacey Gabriel, PhD
Senior Director of the Genomics Platform, Institute Scientist, Broad Institute
Dr. Stacey Gabriel is the Senior Director of the Genomics Platform at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and an Institute Scientist at the Broad Institute. Under Dr. Gabriel’s guidance, the Genomics Platform operates as one of the largest sequencing centers in the world and continually explores, validates, optimizes, and implements new technologies, methods, and analysis tools to meet the needs of the Broad community. In addition to her activities with the Genomics Platform, her research interests lie in using genomic techniques to understand the genetic basis of common diseases. Dr. Gabriel will be presenting on lessons learned from the Broad sequencing center.
Register for this webinar
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 “MEGAO17” 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
Postings of a non-employment nature may still be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for review and possible future posting on the MEG Announcements.
Best regards from everyone at the AACR, and sincere appreciation for your