publication date: Jan. 11, 2019

Funding Opportunities

DOD Breast Cancer Research Program publishes awards information

The Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program has published information to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications.

The FY19 BCRP program announcements and general application instructions are expected to be posted on the website in January.

The FY19 Defense Appropriation provides $130 million to the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program.

Applications submitted to the FY19 BCRP must address one or more of the following overarching challenges:

Prevent breast cancer (primary prevention)

Identify determinants of breast cancer initiation, risk, or susceptibility

Distinguish deadly from non-deadly breast cancers

Conquer the problems of overdiagnosis and overtreatment

Identify what drives breast cancer growth; determine how to stop it

Identify why some breast cancers become metastatic

Determine why/how breast cancer cells lie dormant for years and then re-emerge; determine how to prevent lethal recurrence

Revolutionize treatment regimens by replacing them with ones that are more effective, less toxic, and impact survival

Eliminate the mortality associated with metastatic breast cancer

More information is available here.

Breakthrough Award

Investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)

Senior postdoctoral fellows who do not meet the eligibility requirements of the Breakthrough Fellowship

Award are encouraged to apply under Funding Levels 1 and 2

Supports promising research that has high potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer.

Potential impact of the research may be near-term or long-term, but it must move beyond a minor advancement and have the potential to lead to a new approach that is fundamentally better than interventions already approved … Continue reading DOD Breast Cancer Research Program publishes awards information

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