Cooperative Agreement to Develop Targeted Agents for Use with Systemic Agents Plus Radiotherapy:
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite cooperative agreement (U01) applications that propose studies to enhance pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo testing of NCI-prioritized molecularly targeted anti-cancer agents for use with radiation therapy combined with systemic chemotherapy. These studies should generate validated high-quality preclinical data on the effects of molecular therapeutics when added to standard-of-care therapies for solid tumors.
The specific purpose is to provide a more rational basis for prioritizing those NCI-supported investigational new drugs or agents (INDs) most likely to have clinical activity with chemo-radiotherapy. The overall goal is to accelerate the pace at which combined modality treatments with greater efficacy are identified and incorporated into standard practices for treatments of patients with solid tumors.
• Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 45 days before application submission due date
• Application Submission Deadline: 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization, Dec. 14, 2016; July 14, 2017; Dec.14, 2017
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.