The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications for targeted infrastructure support of the core functions of Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (CECs) and methodological research. Through this FOA, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will support infrastructure and core functions for existing or new CECs. This FOA will also lead to support of core functions for CECs currently funded through other grant mechanisms by the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) and other components of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the NCI.
Types of Qualifying Cancer Cohorts.Support through this FOA is envisioned for three types of CECs:
1) CECs with at least 10,000 study participants that are capable of supporting studies to examine the effects of multiple exposures and study participants’ characteristics on the risk of multiple types of cancers and cancer mortality;
2) Cohorts of cancer patients/survivors of at least 5,000 participants (across multiple cancer sites) or at least 2,000 participants (diagnosed with the same or narrowly related cancer sites) to support research addressing determinants of cancer progression, recurrence, mortality, incidence, and other cancer/health-related outcomes; and
3) Familial cohorts of at least 5,000 participants (across multiple cancer sites) or at least 2,000 participants (diagnosed with the same or narrowly related cancer sites) to support research on determinants of familial cancer risk, progression, recurrence, mortality and other cancer health-related outcomes.
Due Dates: July 8, 2014; November 10, 2014; March 11, 2015; July 8, 2015; November 10, 2015; March 11, 2016; July 8, 2016; November 10, 2016; March 10, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.