The purpose of this funding opportunity is to build strong partnerships among national organizations involved directly in cancer surveillance in order to enhance the data quality and operational efficiency of CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). This program has three essential components: 1) Education, Translation and Quality Control of cancer surveillance standards and best practices; 2) Cancer Staging Collaboration and Support; and 3) Standardization and Support for Laboratory and Biomarker Electronic Reporting.
The overarching goal of this project is to collaboratively define and promote uniform standards in cancer staging, collection and reporting. Funded entities will identify specific enhancement needs of cancer registries and support cancer surveillance professionals, including reporters (e.g. facilities, labs), tumor registrars, and registries to submit high quality, standardized data via central cancer registries to NPCR. Relevant performance measures will be used to assess the recipients' activities that enhance the standards, quality, and operations of NPCR cancer surveillance system.
CDC solicitations generally limit the number of applications that may go forward in response to a specific solicitation. If you wish to apply to a program that limits the number of applications allowed per institution, please email a one-page abstract about your proposal with a link to the program of interest to Cheryl Ridgeway email@example.com in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development with a cc to the Division of Sponsored Programs firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 days in advance of the deadline. If we receive multiple abstracts in response to a given solicitation, a review will be conducted to select the applicant to submit on behalf of the University of Iowa.