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Vol. 3, No. 13                                                                                                         July 1, 2020

Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Amanda Stolarz, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
UAMS College of Pharmacy
Dr. Stolarz's research interest is primarily focused on the mechanisms of damage to the lymphatic system during cancer therapy and developing therapeutic strategies to reduce this damage. Read more>
NCI Study of COVID-19 in Cancer Patients
Please note a very important study from the National Cancer Institute:
IRB #261223 (NCICOVID) NCI COVID-19 in Cancer Patients Study (N-CCaPS): A Longitudinal Natural History Study
 
The Cancer Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs staff worked overtime to open this trial in 13 days after it was announced. The study follows along after a cancer patient is diagnosed with COVID-19, so there is very little burden to the patient or the treatment team. Because of the complexity around handling COVID-19 biospecimens, we’re not participating in the blood collection at this time.
 
To participate, a patient must have cancer and 1) be on active treatment, 2) be in follow-up after stem cell transplant or CAR T-cell therapy or 3) be in treatment for graft versus host disease. They also must have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days. Please note that we are not enrolling prisoners on this study.
 
CRAs (rather than research nurses) will consent patients after they have been identified. For help with enrollment, please call 686-8274.
UAMS Part of International Effort to Build AI Platform for Cancer Research
UAMS has received a four-year grant of $894,074 and will have a key role in a major international effort using artificial intelligence (AI) to teach computers at local research centers how to recognize cancer. The grant is part of EuCanImage, a nearly $9 million cancer research project based at the University of Barcelona in Spain.
A UAMS team led by Fred Prior, Ph.D., professor and chair of the College of Medicine Department of Biomedical Informatics,(pictured above) will lead the United States portion of the effort along with colleagues at Emory University in Atlanta. Read more>
Cancer-related Research Funding Opportunities
Extramural Opportunities

Integrating Biospecimen Science Approaches into Clinical Assay Development

DoD Lung Cancer, Career Development Award

DoD Lung Cancer, Investigator-Initiated Translational Research Award

DoD Lung Cancer, Clinical Translational Research Partnership Award
 
Research to Reduce Morbidity and Improve Care for Pediatric, and Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Survivors (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

DoD Prostate Cancer, Health Disparity Research Award

DoD Prostate Cancer, Clinical Trial Award

DoD Prostate Cancer, Translational Science Award

DoD Prostate Cancer, Population Science and Outcomes Research Award

DoD Prostate Cancer, Idea Development Award

DoD Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award

Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Conduct Global Cancer Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (D43 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

DoD Neurofibromatosis, Investigator-Initiated Research Award

DoD, Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2

DoD, Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Level 3

DoD, Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Level 4

DoD, Breast Cancer, Innovator Award

DoD Breast Cancer, Era of Hope Scholar Award

DoD CDMRP Ovarian Cancer Research Program Ovarian Cancer Academy – Early-Career Investigator Award

DoD CDMRP Ovarian Cancer Research Program Clinical Translational Research Award

DoD CDMRP Ovarian Cancer Research Program Pilot Award

DoD CDMRP Ovarian Cancer Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award
 
DoD CDMRP Ovarian Cancer Proteogenomics Research Award

DoD Academy of Kidney Cancer Investigators – Early Career Investigator Award

DoD Kidney Cancer Research Program Concept Award

DoD Kidney Cancer Research Program Translational Research Partnership Award

DoD Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program Career Development Award – Scholar Option

DoD Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program Virtual Cancer Center – Director Award

DoD Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program Career Development Award – Fellow Option

DoD Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program Behavioral Health Science Award

DoD Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program Translational Team Science Award

DoD Chronic Pain Management Research Program (CPMRP) Investigator-Initiated Award

DoD Chronic Pain Management Research Program (CPMRP) Translational Research Award

SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Development of Cancer-Relevant Technologies Toward Commercialization (R44 Clinical Trial Optional)

Multilevel Interventions in Cancer Care Delivery: Follow-up to Abnormal Screening Tests

Using Information Technology to Support Systematic Screening and Treatment of Depression in Cancer (R01)

Using Information Technology to Support Systematic Screening and Treatment of Depression in Cancer (R21)

Linking the Provider Recommendation to Adolescent HPV Vaccine Uptake (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Linking the Provider Recommendation to Adolescent HPV Vaccine Uptake (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Linking the Provider Recommendation to Adolescent HPV Vaccine Uptake (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)

Increasing Uptake of Evidence-Based Screening in Diverse Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIH Utilizing Cohort Studies to Address Outcomes in Cancer Survivors

 
CTSA Supplemental Funding Opportunities

NHLBI SBIR Phase IIB Small Market Awards to Accelerate the Commercialization of Technologies for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders and Diseases (R44 Clinical Trial Optional)

Limited Competition: Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program: Exploratory Collaborative Innovation Awards (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Limited Competition: Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program: Collaborative Innovation Award, (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

 
Foundation and Intramural Funding Opportunities

UAMS Medical Research Endowment Awards

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance Collaborative Research Development Grants

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance Liz Tilberis Early Career Awards

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award

 
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