March 2019 Cancer Epidemiology Matters E-News

Cancer Epidemiology Matters E-News

March 2019

AACR 2019 Sessions for Epidemiologists

The annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) MeetingExternal Web Site Policy is taking place in Atlanta, GA, this year from Friday, March 29 to Wednesday, April 3. To help attendees make the most of their time at this year's meeting, the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) has assembled a list of selected presentations by National Cancer Institute (NCI) staff and grantees that highlight important resources and topics in cancer epidemiology and genomics, funding opportunities, and grantsmanship issues. If you are attending AACR this year, remember to add these sessions to your AACR Annual Meeting 2019 itineraryExternal Web Site Policy before the meeting.

For more epidemiology sessions during the conference, check out recommendations by the Molecular Epidemiology Working Group (MEG)External Web Site Policy, and consider attending the sessions listed at MEG at the Annual MeetingExternal Web Site Policy.

NCI also has a meeting room for investigators to meet with NCI Program Directors (PDs) attending AACR. PDs should be contacted directly prior to AACR to arrange a time to meet. EGRP PDs attending this year’s conference include:

Information about various NCI resources and funding opportunities will be available at NCI’s exhibit booth (#2111). NCI staff will also be available at the booth throughout the conference to answer questions, and there will be topic-specific “Meet the Experts” sessions at the booth throughout the conference.



Sunday, March 31, 2019
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7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. NIH Grants Session: Changes in Review, Funding, and Funding Opportunities at the NCIExternal Web Site Policy
This session features presentations by the Deputy Director of NCI’s Division of Cancer Biology and the Scientific Review Officer for the Gene and Drug Delivery Systems study section at NIH’s Center for Scientific Review.
9:15 a.m. Remarks from NCI Director Norman E. Sharpless, M.D., F.A.A.C.R.
Hall A – Georgia World Congress Center
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. The Cancer Moonshot: Rapid Launching of New Research ProgramsExternal Web Site Policy
This session features an overview and update of Cancer Moonshot activities chaired by Dinah Singer, Ph.D., Co-chair of the Blue Ribbon Panel and NCI Acting Deputy Director, and featuring a presentation by EGRP's Leah Mechanic, Ph.D., M.P.H., Program Director in the Genomic Epidemiology Branch.
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. NCI-Supported Point-of-Care Technology Research for Global Oncology: Driving Cutting-Edge Technological Advances while Opening New Possibilities for Patient Care Globally and in Domestic Cancer Health Disparities PopulationsExternal Web Site Policy
Monday, April 1, 2019
Time Topic
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. A literature review of whole exome and genome sequencing population studies for identifying novel germline mutations in relation to cancer riskExternal Web Site Policy
This poster includes several EGRP staff as authors: Rolando Barajas, M.P.H; Tram K. Lam, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Leah Mechanic, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Elizabeth Gillanders, Ph.D.; and Melissa Rotunno, Ph.D.
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NCI-Sponsored Training Awards and OpportunitiesExternal Web Site Policy
This session features presentations by NCI’s Center for Cancer Training.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Databases and Computational Tools for Cancer DiscoveryExternal Web Site Policy
This poster includes several EGRP grantees as authors.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Gabriella Miller Kids First Data Resource Center: Harmonizing clinical and genomic data to support childhood cancer and structural birth defect researchExternal Web Site Policy & Genomic harmonization of the Data Resource Center for Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research ProgramExternal Web Site Policy
These posters highlight the work of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Program, an NIH Common Fund Initiative which is developing resources for research on childhood cancer and structural birth defects.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Time Topic
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Working together to put kids first: Outreach strategies driving collaborative research, data sharing and cross-disease analysis to accelerate discoveries in pediatric cancer and structural birth defectsExternal Web Site Policy
This poster highlights the work of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Program, an NIH Common Fund Initiative which is developing resources for research on childhood cancer and structural birth defects.
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Meet-the-Expert Session: Improving Outcomes for Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors (RFA CA-19-033)
This session features EGRP’s Danielle Daee, Ph.D., Program Director in the Genomic Epidemiology Branch.
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Funding Opportunities for Cancer Research at Multiple NIH Institutes and CentersExternal Web Site Policy
This session features a presentation by EGRP’s Mukesh Verma, Ph.D., Chief of the Methods and Technologies Branch.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas - Transforming the landscape of researchExternal Web Site Policy
This poster session highlights the work of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Program, an NIH Common Fund Initiative which is developing resources for research on childhood cancer and structural birth defects.
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Multidisciplinary Approaches for the Study of Macromolecular InteractionsExternal Web Site Policy
This session features presentations from representatives of NCI’s Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Program and Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) Program.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time Topic
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. NCI-Supported Biospecimen Resources Available to the Cancer Research CommunityExternal Web Site Policy
This session features presentations from NCI’s Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, Cancer Diagnosis Program; the Division of Cancer Prevention; and the Surveillance Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences.

Funding Opportunities

  • Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations An ORWH FY19 Administrative Supplement (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements to Promote Data Sharing in Cancer Epidemiology Studies (Admin Supp)
  • Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements for Geospatial, Multilevel, and Contextual Approaches in Cancer Control and Population Sciences (Admin Supp)
  • Administrative Supplement for Research on Bioethical Issues (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Notice of Special Interest in Research on the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (NOT-MD-19-001)
  • Feasibility and Planning Studies for Development of Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities (P20 Clinical Trial Optional)

Requests for Information

  • Inviting Comments and Suggestions on a Framework for the Trans-NIH Strategic Plan to Cure Hepatitis B (NOT-AI-19-046)
    Responses due: March 28, 2019
  • Notice of Request for Information to Better Facilitate Cancer Systems Epidemiology Research (NOT-CA-19-019)
    Responses due: April 30, 2019
  • Seeking Stakeholder Input on the Need for an NIH Administrative Data Enclave (NOT-OD-19-085)
    Responses due: May 30, 2019

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