May 2018 Cancer Epidemiology Matters E-News

Cancer Epidemiology Matters E-News

May 2018

New Examples of Successfully Funded Cancer Epidemiology Grant Applications

The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) in NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) recently posted new examples of successfully funded grant applications for cancer epidemiology research on its website. The Sample Grant Applications web page is an online resource that provides model applications for researchers to reference when seeking funding for their own projects.

Although EGRP has featured examples of cancer epidemiology grant applications on its website since 2013, changes to NIH policies and application forms during the last few years made it necessary to showcase more recent examples of R01, R21, and R03 applications. For examples of funded grants in other areas of cancer control and population sciences, visit the Implementation Science and Behavioral Research Program Sample Grant Application pages.

Other resources to assist investigators writing new grant applications are available on EGRP’s grantsmanship web pages. Links to additional NCI and NIH application submission and review resources are available on the DCCPS website. Additionally, EGRP staff are always available to answer your questions about the submission process. Investigators who do not currently have an assigned program director are invited to review the EGRP staff list to identify staff with relevant scientific interests to contact.

EGRP is grateful to the investigators and organizations who allowed their grant applications to be shared for this valuable online resource. We encourage you to share our Sample Grant Applications resource with any professional associations, students, and investigators who may be interested.

Updated Cancer Statistics Resources for the Scientific Community

The Surveillance Research Program (SRP) in NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) has updated several of its statistical resources for use by the scientific community.

The most recent Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer was released on May 22, 2018. It is a collaborative effort with the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, and the NCI. This publication, available online and in the journal Cancer, provides an overview of the latest cancer incidence and mortality rates and trends.

The latest release of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program Cancer Statistics Review (CSR) was posted to the SEER website in April 2018. The annually published report contains the most recent cancer incidence, mortality, survival, lifetime risk, and prevalence statistics from 1976 through 2015, the most recent year for which data are available.

Other new statistical materials

  • SEER Research Data, 1973 – 2015 includes incidence and population data associated by age, sex, race, year of diagnosis, and geographic areas (including SEER registry and county).
  • SEER Explorer is a new interactive website to access a wide range of SEER cancer statistics organized by cancer size and by demographic characteristics, which offers the ability to create custom graphs and tables and download data and images.

To learn more about these, and many other statistical resources, visit the Cancer Statistics section of SRP’s website.

Funding Opportunities

  • Research Supplements to Promote Data Sharing in Cancer Epidemiology Studies (Admin Supp, Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Note: Applications due July 1, 2018
  • Epidemiologic Research on Emerging Risk Factors and Liver Cancer Susceptibility (R01, R21, Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Investigation of the Transmission of Kaposi Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus (R01 Clinical Trial Optional, R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • All of Us Research Program Genome Centers (OT-PM-18-002 [PDF])

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