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Cancer and Related News
Funding Opportunity: Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the release of a new funding opportunity, Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact PA-12-275 (R01) and PA-12-274 (R21). This funding initiative is intended to stimulate research evaluating the effects of care planning and organizational-level factors on physical and psychosocial health outcomes; self-management of late effects and adherence to screening and health behavior guidelines; utilization of follow-up care; and associated costs. The application deadlines are Feb. 5 (R01) and Feb. 16 (R21).
American Cancer Society Requests Applications for Community-based Participatory Research Grants

The Midwest Division of the American Cancer Society – in collaboration with its National Home Office in Atlanta – is pleased to announce a request for applications (RFA) for community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects focused on reducing the cancer disparities found in vulnerable and medically underserved populations across the entire cancer continuum.

Researchers located in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin are invited to apply.

Funding Parameters:

  • Funding may not exceed two years of study
  • Funding will not exceed $100,000 in total for two years of study (including indirect costs)

Research Priorities:

  • Applications must focus on reducing cancer health disparities
  • Methodology must include community-based participatory research
  • Applications must describe how results will be used to develop an independently funded study (e.g. NIH R01 or American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant)


  • Applicants must be located in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin
  • Research must be done with suitable experts (those within colleges, universities, public health and professional schools, scientific and professional organizations, government agencies, community hospitals, or cancer centers)
  • Research must be done with nonprofit or government organizations outside of the American Cancer Society (health and social service organizations, faith-based organizations, voluntary associations, civic and citizen groups, or federally-recognized Indian tribal governments, tribes, or tribal organizations)
  • Principal Investigators (PIs) who are not part of an academic center or who have no externally funded research in CBPR, must engage in a collaborative partnership with an academic (anywhere in the United States) with demonstrated research expertise in community-based research
  • Application deadline is October 15, 2012

Application Materials:

For application instructions including key dates, policies and additional eligibility criteria please visit the following page on the American Cancer Society website:

Navigate: > Explore Research > Research Programs and Funding > Funding Opportunities > Index of Grants > New Initiatives and RFA >
RFA: Pilot Studies Using CBPR to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

AJPM Publications for Cancer Screening Update Now Available
 In July, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine released two articles featuring updated evidence reviews and Community Preventive Services Task Force findings for breast, cervical, and colorectal screening interventions.

  • Sabatino SA, Lawrence B, Elder R, et al. Effectiveness of interventions to increase screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers: nine updated systematic reviews for The Guide to Community Preventive Services. Am J Prev Med 2012;43(1):765-86.
  • Community Preventive Services Task Force. Updated recommendations for client- and provider-oriented interventions to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening. Am J Prev Med 2012;43(1):760-4.
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Release of USPSTF Final Recommendation on Screening for Prostate Cancer
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released its prostate cancer screening final recommendation statement; public comments received when the draft recommendation statement was posted were reviewed and considered when finalizing this statement. The final recommendation statement includes a section called "Response to Public Comments," which addresses the comment process and common themes from the public feedback received. The "more link" will direct you to the final report. More »