EGRP News Flash - June 16, 2010

Funding Available to Increase Public Awareness of Pediatric Cancers and Available Treatments and Research

The enactment of the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008External Web Site Policy gave the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), authority to award grants to increase public awareness of pediatric cancers and available treatments and research. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) was designated by HHS to award and administer these grants. Current NCI awardees of R01, P01, P30, P50, U01, U10, U24, U54, and U19 grants/cooperative agreements pertinent to pediatric cancer may apply for an administrative supplement under NIH Guide Notice NOT-CA-10-026.

The purpose of these administrative supplements is to expand and widely implement activities that provide:

  1. Information about ongoing treatment protocols to ensure early access to the best available therapies and clinical trials for childhood/pediatric cancers;
  2. Information about the late effects of childhood/pediatric cancer treatment to ensure access to necessary long-term medical and psychological care; and
  3. Information about support services related to childhood/pediatric cancers and those affected by them, such as educational outreach programs for parents, peer-to-peer and parent-to-parent support networks, and resource directories or referral services for financial assistance and psychological counseling.

The NCI intends to commit approximately $1,000,000 in FY 2010 to fund four to seven administrative supplements in response to this initiative.

Please circulate this information to others for whom this opportunity might be of interest. Note that the due date for receipt of applications is July 16!

Before submitting a request, each PI is encouraged to discuss their plans for supplemental research with the NIH Program Director (i.e., Program Official) who is responsible for the particular “parent” award.

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