Case CCC: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Team

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VeloSano 4 (2017)

Case CCC: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Team

VeloSano is more than a fundraising event.  It’s more than simply a bike ride. VeloSano is a movement with the goal of bringing an entire community together to help one another.  The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is honored to participate for its third year in a row.  Together, our team of Case CCC employees and friends will join the movement to raise money for the cause.  The Case CCC* is made of passionate individuals who are committed to cancer research, prevention, treatment, and cures! 100% of the money we raise will support lifesaving cancer research in Northeast Ohio's top-tier hospitals and research institutions.  

In the spring of 2016, the first round of pilot funding ($250,000) was allocated to the Case CCC from VeloSano for its participation, after which time Case CCC PIs who participated in VeloSano 2015 submitted grant proposals that were peer-reviewed and scored.  Case CCC awarded five pilot grants to participating PIs, and Case CCC is curently reviewing  RFAs from Case CCC PIs who participated in VeloSano 3 for the next round of pilot funding ($350,000 available from 2016)!  


Case CCC's participating PIs who were awarded grants in 2016 included:

o John Wang, PhD, Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences, CWRU and Co-Leader, Cancer Genetics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

o Julian Kim, MD, MS, Professor, Surgery, CWRU SOM and Division Chief, Surgical Oncology, UH Cleveland Medical Center

o Analisa DiFeo, PhD, Assistant Professor, General Medical Sciences (Oncology), CWRU

o Shigemi Matsuyama, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology, CWRU/UH

o Huiping Liu, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology, CWRU


Please contact these PIs if you are interested in learning more about their research efforts!


Our goal is to bring sustainable funding to cancer research by enlisting the passion and energy of thousands of people who wish to give back…including YOU!  Case CCC's 2016 team nearly tripled in size from its 2015 participation, and our riders and virtual riders joined us from all Case Comprehensive Cancer Center partners -- University Hospitals, Seidman Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University, and the Cleveland Clinic and all professions -- physicians, researchers, physician-researchers, hospital administrators, graduate students, family and friends.  Our riders were also joined by dozens of volunteers, and all together, the Case CCC 2016 efforts collectively supported cancer research, funding, and promoted awareness and unity in our institutions.

Our vision and hope for the future is strong VeloSano support and representation from all of our Case Comprehensive Cancer Center partner organizations.









We can't wait to Bike to Cure in 2017 and have many exciting events and initiatives planned for our Case CCC riders.  If you are interested in joining our team, please contact: for more details.



*Case CCC is a Comprehensive Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute, one of 47 nationwide, and the only one in Northeast Ohio. The Center, which has been continuously funded since 1987, integrates the cancer research activities of the largest biomedical research and healthcare institutions in Ohio – Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals (UH) Cleveland Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. Please learn more about the Case CCC through this link:

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