Funder: National Institutes of Health
Due date: January 18, 2018
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. The purpose of this FOA is to promote research in colorectal cancer screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care among target populations for whom screening rates are below national standards. Specifically, this FOA targets the following area designated as a scientific priority by the Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP): Prevention and Screening: Implementation of Evidence-based Approaches.
The Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-up through Implementation Science (ACCSIS) Program will provide an evidence base for multilevel interventions that increase rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care, and best practices for how multilevel interventions can be scaled-up to reduce the burden of CRC on the United States (U.S.) population.
The ACCSIS Program will support a U24 Coordinating Center (under this FOA) and UG3/UH3 phased award research projects (companion RFA-CA-17-038).
The ACCSIS Coordinating Center will facilitate coordination across the ACCSIS Research Projects (UG3/UH3 phased award supported under companion RFA-CA-17-038); provide administrative support to the ACCSIS Program; assist with identification and collection of common data elements; support the evaluation of locally-developed innovative approaches to increase CRC screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care rates; and develop and coordinate data sharing plans.