Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-Up Through Implementation Science (ACCSIS)(UG3/UH3)

Funder: National Institutes of Health

Opportunity: RFA-CA-17-038

Due Date: January 18, 2018

Budget: Negotiable

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. This purpose of this FOA is to promote research in colorectal cancer (CRC) 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 CRC screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care, and best practices for how multilevel interventions can be scaled-up to reduce the burden of colorectal cancer on the United States (U.S.) population.

The ACCSIS Program will support UG3/UH3 phased award research projects (under this FOA) and a U24 Coordinating Center (companion RFA-CA-17-039).

The UG3/UH3 projects in response to this FOA must apply for both the UG3 and UH3 phases together in the single application. The UG3 effort is to be used for the development of one-year, milestone-driven planning phase (UG3), with possible rapid transition to the second phase (UH3) for clinical trials. UH3s will be awarded after administrative review of eligible UG3s that have met the scientific milestones and feasibility requirements necessary for the UH3 phase, depending on availability of funds.

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