The Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE), a multi-center initiative led by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, seeks applications for innovative pilot projects in prostate cancer research worth $50,000. The program is designed to create a flexible means of funding basic, clinical and population sciences research with outstanding translational potential. The ultimate goal of the program is to fund projects that will lead to a reduction in morbidity and mortality associated with prostate cancer. Priority for funding will be given to proposals for studies that are multi-disciplinary, likely to lead to submission of grant applications for independent funding, and have translational potential ultimately affecting patient outcomes.
Targeted research areas include, but are not limited to:
- New preventative agents
- Novel prevention approaches
- Genetic and environmental factors that enhance susceptibility
- Factors that contribute to prostate cancer progression or recurrence
- Novel methods for more accurately staging prostate cancer
- New prognostic markers
- More sensitive markers for distinguishing between local and systemic recurrence
- Novel treatments or therapeutic approaches
- Novel approaches to treatment of hormone-independent prostate cancer
- Novel approaches to prevention and treatment of bone metastases
- Health–related quality of life and patient decision-making studies
Those eligible to apply include all faculty at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), University of Washington (UW), University of British Columbia (UBC), Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and others with an affiliation with the Program in Prostate Cancer Research (PPCR) or the PNW Prostate Cancer PORE. Application is limited to faculty who are eligible to apply for NIH R01 grants. Priority may be given to investigators new to the field of prostate cancer who have shown interest in working in this field; entry-level faculty with evidence of exceptional talent during post-doctoral residency or fellowship training; and senior faculty with a track record for conducting significant original research.
Applications are due September 15, 2010. View the full announcement for details on how to apply.
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