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Volume 4, Issue 1        April 2023

Welcome Back!

We are pleased to return with the latest issue of the CARG newsletter, Cancer & Aging Research Report. This quarterly publication contains news from the CARG initiative as well as information and resources relevant to the growing number of researchers and clinicians working at the intersection of oncology and geriatrics.
If you have any feedback on this publication or items that you think would be appropriate for the Report, please write us at: We look forward to hearing from you.

Inquiry Form

Are you interested in reaching out to CARG and CARinG Cores with research, educational, or clinical inquiries?

Please submit your inquiry here.

2023 CARG Virtual Conference - Recordings Available 

Thank you for your ongoing commitment and time to CARG!

Recordings and Presentation Slides are now available on the CARG website!

Read more here! 

CARG DEI Survey - Please Respond! 

CARG has created a diversity, equity, and inclusion survey for the CARG Members. This survey is very important for the growth and improvement of CARG. We appreciate your time and effort.

Take our survey. 
CARG Members Receiving Grants/Awards
The CEBP Frederick P. Li Impact Award was awarded to Dr. Shelley Bluethmann PhD. This award is given to the first author of an article published in the Journal that has had a major impact on the fields represented by the Journal’s content areas.

Read more here. 
The ASCO B.J. Kennedy Geriatric Oncology Award was awarded to Hans Wildiers, MD, PhD. This award and lectureship were created in the name of B.J. Kennedy, MD, a past president of ASCO, in honor of his outstanding contributions to the research, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in older adults, and in recognition of his bringing an understanding of the field to the many fellows that he mentored.  

Read more here. 

AGS/AGING LEARNING Collaborative has launched its website!

CARG is pleased to share that the AGS/AGING LEARNING Collaborative has launched its website and published the first two of a planned eight-domain curriculum (the remaining six domains will be published throughout 2023). Powered by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), funded by NIA (Award Number R25AG071488) and authored by leading geriatrics experts, this website and curriculum are tailored to new and emerging investigators and provide a comprehensive overview of tools and strategies for including older adults with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) in research. 

Learn more here.
Cancer and Aging Research in the News

Being ‘socially frail’ comes with health risks for older adults.

Read it here.
Medical Moment: Fighting age discrimination in cancer treatment. 

Read it here. 
Opportunities of Interest to CARG

TRANSFORM: Transforming Biomedical Research and Academic Faculty through Leadership Opportunities, Training, and Mentorship.

The TRANSFORM program was designed by and for faculty from groups who have been historically under-represented in science and medicine (designated URM) as defined by the NIH. Our goal is to ensure that URM faculty at the associate professor level, acquire the skills and experience needed to advance to and thrive in more senior faculty and leadership positions (e.g., Professor). This innovative program combines culturally responsive longitudinal leadership training, mentoring, and coaching tailored to mid-career faculty, and fosters a network of support, encouragement, and peer-peer learning among URM faculty. This approach unites the expertise and educational modalities of five institutions committed to the success of URM faculty, and positions URM faculty to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment at their own academic institution and beyond.

Application Deadline: June 12, 2023

Learn more here. 

Cancer Grand Challenges – Round 4

Cancer Grand Challenges opened a call for projects that fit within one of their 9 challenges. There are 25 million in possible grant funding. This funding includes 2 grand challenges of interest to CARG members: Cancer and aging and cancer inequities.

Expressions of Interest are now open until June 22, 2023

Learn more here.

SIOG 2023 Annual Conference 
The SIOG 2023 Annual Conference will be held in Valencia, Spain from November 9th-11th, 2023. The theme of this year’s conference is “Global solutions for global challenges."

Abstracts for the conference are due May 1, 2023. 

Learn more here. 
Upcoming Events of Interest to CARG

AGS/AGING Learning Collaborative: Upcoming workshop on becoming a multiple chronic conditions (MCCS) research champion.

When: May 5, 2023

Learn more here. 

4th Annual Canadian Network of Aging and Cancer Geriatric Oncology Conference 

When: May 26, 2023

Learn more here. 

ASCO Geriatric Oncology Communities of Practice Session
During this session updates will be presented regarding the upcoming “Practical Assessment and Management of Vulnerabilities in Older Patients Receiving Systemic Cancer Therapy: ASCO Guideline Update.”

When: June 3, 2023

Learn more here. 

CARG Buddies: Drs. Heidi Klepin and Ashley Rosko

This month, CARG shines a spotlight on CARG Buddies, Ashley Rosko, MD and Heidi Klepin, MD, MS.

Read it here.

Geriatric Oncology Publications on CARG Website

Find recent publications regarding geriatric oncology research from the Cancer and Aging Research Report on the news section of the CARG website. 

Check it out here!
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