American Association for Cancer Research

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Applications Open for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Grants

January 18, 2012

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Deadline for Applications is Feb. 1, 2012.

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research is currently accepting applications for the 2012 Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR Grants for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research. This is the second year of the AACR’s grant-giving partnership with the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation.

“The AACR shares in the vision of the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation to combat carcinoid tumors through innovative cancer research,” said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the AACR. “We are very pleased to be the scientific partner of this Foundation that vigorously supports and encourages this important research.”  

2012 Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR Grants for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research: These two-year grants of $250,000 ($125,000 per year) are open to independent junior and senior investigators affiliated with academic, medical or research institutions to develop and study new ideas and innovative approaches that have direct application and relevance to carcinoid tumors or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Through this joint effort, the AACR and the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation hope to increase the understanding of neuroendocrine tumor biology, elucidate the mechanisms of currently available therapies and identify new treatment targets for carcinoid and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Proposed research may be in any discipline of basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological cancer research. Applications will be accepted from researchers currently in the field and those with application experience in other areas of cancer research. It is anticipated that at least two grants will be funded.

The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2012, noon ET.

Learn more about eligibility criteria, the nomination process and other details.

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About the American Association for Cancer Research
The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1907, the AACR is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. The membership includes 33,000 laboratory, translational and clinical researchers; health care professionals; and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and more than 90 other countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants, research fellowships and career development awards to young investigators, and it also funds cutting-edge research projects conducted by senior researchers. The AACR has numerous fruitful collaborations with organizations and foundations in the U.S. and abroad, and functions as the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, a charitable initiative that supports groundbreaking research aimed at getting new cancer treatments to patients in an accelerated time frame. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 17,000 participants who share the latest discoveries and developments in the field. Special Conferences throughout the year present novel data across a wide variety of topics in cancer research, treatment and patient care, and Educational Workshops are held for the training of young cancer investigators. The AACR publishes seven major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Discovery; Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; and Cancer Prevention Research. In 2010, AACR journals received 20 percent of the total number of citations given to oncology journals. The AACR also publishes Cancer Today, a magazine for cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers, which provides practical knowledge and new hope for cancer survivors. A major goal of the AACR is to educate the general public and policymakers about the value of cancer research in improving public health, the vital importance of increases in sustained funding for cancer research and biomedical science, and the need for national policies that foster innovation and the acceleration of progress against the 200 diseases we call cancer.

About the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation
The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation is dedicated to discovering cures for patients with carcinoid, pancreatic neuroendocrine and related neuroendocrine cancers. The CFCF directs 100 percent of all individual donations to breakthrough scientific research. This is made possible by the generous support of CFCF’s Board of Directors and corporate sponsors. Since its inception, the CFCF has awarded more than 6 million dollars in research grants to leading scientists at renowned institutions.

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