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​​​​​​​​​Current ​MEG Announcements

Congratulations to MEG Chairperson-elect 2019-2020, Dr. Jennifer A. Doherty

MEG members, thank you for participating in the recent election that resulted in present MEG Steering Committee member, Jennifer A. Doherty, PhD, being selected as MEG chairperson-elect 2019-2020. Dr. Doherty will assume this role at the MEG Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019, at the AACR Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Plan to attend this exciting event and network with your colleagues. For information on Dr. Doherty's background and goals, visit the MEG election results webpage. We appreciate your continued interest in all MEG activities!

The MEG Steering Committee wants to hear from you!

The MEG Steering Committee welcomes suggestions from MEG members for scientific sessions at the AACR Annual Meeting to be held April 25-29, 2020, in San Diego, California. If you wish to recommend topics and/or chairs and speakers for sessions, please reply to meg@aacr.org no later than close-of-business Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. For session categories and time frames, please view here. All recommendations will be reviewed by the MEG Steering Committee in advance of its on-site meeting at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, where the Annual Meeting 2020 session topics will be discussed. We look forward to receiving your suggestions and thank you for your support of MEG programming!

Plan to attend the 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 seeing you at this informative event that  will provide up-to-date content as well as networking opportunities with your colleagues in epidemiology research.

Transdisciplinary (TD) Training Opportunity in Energetics and Cancer

We are building a diverse community of TD researchers including those interested in cancer disparities and invite you to apply to our new mentored program: the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Training Workshop.The Workshop builds upon the NCI TREC Initiative and covers topics across the cancer control and T0-T4 continuua.

Funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and led by Yale University’s Dr. Melinda Irwin with a Senior Advisory Board and expert faculty from across North America, this program builds capacity in TD energetics and cancer research and is designed for early career investigators (i.e., junior faculty and postdocs). This five-day, in residence workshop is offered annually and places emphasis on developing and applying TD competencies focused on energetics (i.e., obesity, diet and exercise) and cancer. Faculty span an array of professional disciplines, from basic scientists to clinicians to behavioral and population scientists. Formal didactic learning is integrated with one-on-one dialog and small group discussions to enable fellows to learn from each other, from faculty, and to develop a TD network.

Notification of Intent to apply is due Dec. 15, 2018 (very simple, informal email).
Full applications are due Jan. 14, 2019.

For more detail and to apply, visit TRECTraining.yale.edu.

Reserve your Epidemiology Consortium Meeting Space Now at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

MEG is now accepting applications from epidemiology consortia for meeting space at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019. A meeting room will be available, free-of-charge, during the off-hours of the meeting, beginning Saturday, March 30 through Tuesday, April 2 from 5 - 10 p.m. (meeting must end at 10 p.m.). The exception is that the room will be unavailable during the MEG Town Hall Meeting and Reception, Monday, April 1, 2019, 6:30-8 p.m. Should one wish to schedule after the MEG Town Hall on April 1, the room will become available again at 8:30 p.m. Learn more details. We look forward to receiving your request. Read information on the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, including registration and housing.

MEG Membership Dues support the annual MEG Scholar-in-Training Awards

MEG members, did you know that the MEG annual membership dues help to support the three MEG Scholar-in-Training Awards (known as 'SITAs') presented during the AACR Annual Meeting each year? Learn more about this award and the 2018 recipients. Thank you for your continued support to early-career scientists.

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 following upcoming presentation:

Sequencing Studies of Germline Variation in Prostate Cancer
Nicholas Mancuso, PhD, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Christopher Haiman, ScD, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Dec. 11, 2018; 3-4:30 p.m. ET.

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

MEG members receive a special 5 percent discount for publication fees only (not AuthorChoice) for articles accepted in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (CEBP). This is in addition to the 5 percent discount given to all AACR members. Thus, MEG members receive a total discount of 10 percent. Just use the code "MEGAO2018" when receiving notification from the CEBP staff 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 www.cancercareers.org 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.