publication date: Jun. 23, 2017
NCI funds research proposals based on recommendations from the Cancer Moonshot’s Blue Ribbon Panel
By Matthew Bin Han Ong
Less than a year after the Cancer Moonshot’s NCI Blue Ribbon Panel identified 10 opportunities in cancer research, NCI has published 24 funding opportunity announcements to conduct research based on the panel’s scientific recommendations.
The institute has received over 500 applications for the FOAs, said Dinah Singer, director of the NCI Division of Cancer Biology.
“The good news is there was a lot of interest,” Singer said June 20 at a joint meeting of the Board of Scientific Advisors and the National Cancer Advisory Board. “After the publication of the Blue Ribbon Panel report last September, NCI could immediately identify within seven areas of the recommendations, areas that could be immediately accelerated. And worked very actively and very hard to publish what’s now 24 FOAs that are out on the street.”
Summaries of the FOAs will be published in the June 30 issue of The Cancer Letter.
Singer’s remarks at the June 20 BSA-NCAB meeting follow:
I’m going to keep my comments very brief because you’re going to be hearing a lot more about our Moonshot activities this afternoon and tomorrow morning.
At the last meetings of each of the boards, I gave … Continue reading NCI funds research proposals based on recommendations from the Cancer Moonshot’s Blue Ribbon Panel
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