Pre-Application Webinars for Participant Engagement and Cancer Genome Sequencing (PE-CGS)

NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) will hold two pre-application webinars for the Participant Engagement and Cancer Genome Sequencing (PE-CGS) Network Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) RFA-CA-19-045 and RFA-CA-19-046. These FOAs are associated with the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot℠ Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. Specifically, these FOAs fall under a scientific priority designated by the Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) as Recommendation A "Establish a Network for Direct Patient Engagement."

The first webinar will focus on introducing both funding opportunities and the second webinar will focus on frequently asked questions for both funding opportunities.

NCI staff involved in these FOAs will provide orientation to the above-referenced FOAs and technical assistance to potential applicants by explaining the goals and objectives and answering questions from webinar attendees.

Note: Questions about the scope of the FOAs will be addressed during the webinar; however, questions about investigators' specific study aims will not be addressed in the webinar.

To join the webinar, pre-registration is required through Webex.

Specific webinar information will be provided upon registration.

Following these webinars, NCI DCCPS will post a recording for each webinar on this website.

Participation in this webinar, although encouraged, is optional, and is not required for the submission of an application in response to RFA-CA-19-045 or RFA-CA-19-046.

Please direct all inquiries about these webinars and the related FOAs to

Scientific Contacts for Funding Opportunities

Leah E. Mechanic, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, Genomic Epidemiology Branch
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program, DCCPS


Elizabeth M. Gillanders, Ph.D.
Chief, Genomic Epidemiology Branch
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program, DCCPS


Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch
Behavioral Research Program, DCCPS