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Epidemiology and Genomics Research
June 2013
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Undiagnosed Diseases Gene Function Research (R21)
Applications due June 14, 2013
Expires June 15, 2013

Detection of Pathogen-Induced Cancer (R01)
Application due dates: July 10, 2013; December 11, 2013; July 10, 2014; December 11, 2014; July 10, 2015; December 11, 2015
Expires December 12, 2015

Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (R01)
Application due dates: July 10, 2013; December 11, 2013; July 10, 2014; December 11, 2014; July 10, 2015; December 11, 2015
Expires December 12, 2015
Genomic Medicine Pilot
Demonstration Projects (U01)
Applications due July 17, 2013
Expires July 18, 2013
Requests for InformationRFI


Regarding Opportunities for Cancer-relevant Innovative Technologies with Transformative Potential

Response Date: June 30, 2013



Input on Development of a NIH Data Catalog (RFI)

Response Date: June 25, 2013


Public Comments for 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee 

Grants Policy AnnouncementGrantsmanshipAnnouncements


NIH to Require Use of Updated Electronic Application Forms
With some exceptions, all applicants will be required to use electronic application forms packages for due dates on or after September 25, 2013.  

Upcoming Seminars & WorkshopsEvents
June 24-26, 2013 in Dijon, France

(Part of the 2013 InterLymph Annual Meeting)
June 25, 2013 in Dijon, France

2013 Melanoma Genetics Consortium Meeting
June 26-28, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA

NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration
June 26-28, 2013 in Baltimore, MD
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The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) funds research in human populations to understand the causes of cancer and related outcomes.

The Program fosters interdisciplinary collaborations, as well as the development and use of resources and technologies to advance cancer research and translation of this research, which serve as the basis for clinical and public health interventions.
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Now Available: Examples of Successful Cancer Epidemiology Grant Applicationsnewgrantspage
EGRP recently launched a new online resource that includes examples of successfully funded grant applications for cancer epidemiology research projects. This resource was created in response to investigators who were aware of a similar resource available from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

The new web page provides model applications that researchers can reference when seeking funding for their own projects. All the available examples are first-time submissions and received high scores in the peer review process.

We are grateful to the investigators and organizations who allowed their grant applications to be shared with others via this new online resource. Only examples of Small Research Grant (R03) applications are posted at this time, but EGRP plans to post applications for other funding mechanisms in the future. We encourage you to share this resource with any professional associations, students, and investigators who may be interested.
Nearly 70 percent of cancer incidence will occur in economically disadvantaged countries where survival rates are less than half of those in developed countries.  The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), of which the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) is a part, aims to reduce risk, incidence, and deaths from cancer worldwide, as well as to enhance the quality-of-life for cancer survivors. EGRP supports genomic and epidemiological cancer research in the United States and internationally. The Program is committed to playing a role in reducing cancer worldwide, and collaborates with other DCCPS programs, NCI Divisions and Offices, including the Center for Global Health, to decrease the global cancer burden.  
EGRP recently launched a web page that highlights our Program's interests and activities in support of NCI's global health priorities in certain regions, such as Africa, the Caribbean, and China, as well as scientific areas with a global impact, such as infectious diseases and household air pollution.

The new web page also lists funding and training opportunities, information about EGRP- and NCI-sponsored global health workshops, research resources, and staff contacts for various cancer epidemiology and global health research areas.
NIH-Funded Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program Provides Materials for Parents, Health Professionals, and Outreach Organizations  
The Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) was created through the combined efforts of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to further the study of how environmental factors during times of rapid breast development may influence breast cancer risk.
The BCERP has produced a significant body of transdisciplinary knowledge, much of which is published in peer-reviewed literature. However, as recommended in the 2013 Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee report, "Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention," there is a need to improve translation of research findings in order to provide targeted messages, information for use by specific audiences, and ultimately, improve public health.

The BCERP has developed four new toolkits written for parents and caregivers, health professionals, and outreach organizations. The toolkits are based on findings from BCERP studies and other breast cancer research about environmental exposures and personal susceptibility factors in pregnancy and early childhood, and how these risk factors may influence breast cancer development. These toolkits represent the synthesis of BCERP's published findings as of 2012, and translation of those findings into messages that can be broadly disseminated to various communities.   

The toolkits provide information on the potential for heightened risk of breast cancer primarily based on results from animal studies. While it is too soon to say with certainty that avoiding certain chemicals or foods lower the risk of developing breast cancer in humans, the tools describe precautionary steps that can be taken during childhood that may reduce the risk.
The toolkits are available for use by parents and other caregivers, health professionals, and outreach organizations at 
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The next time you visit EGRP's website, you may receive an invitation to complete a brief, web-based survey. This survey gathers feedback about our site from visitors, who rely on it for information about our scientific interests, cancer epidemiology funding opportunities, grantsmanship information, research resources, information about our Program and staff, and more. The results will determine whether the website is meeting your online information needs and guide future improvements.
The survey invitation (shown below) appears randomly when people visit the site and will remain open through 2013.
No personal information is collected, and the responses will be kept secure to the extent provided by law. Only aggregated results (no individual level data) will be available to EGRP staff.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact the EGRP communications team at

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