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Monday, May 7, 2012

Exploration - Hypothesis Development Awards

Sponsor: United States Department of Defense (DOD)  Department of the Army
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)

Sponsor ID: W81XWH-12-PCRP-EHDA (Re-issue of W81XWH-11-PCRP-EHDA)

Abstract: The Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award supports the exploration of highly innovative, untested, potentially high-gain concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods that address an important problem in prostate … more »cancer. Results of studies conducted through this award may provide the scientific rationale upon which a new hypothesis can be based, or initial proof-of-principle of an innovative hypothesis. This award is designed to provide investigators the opportunity to pursue serendipitous observations that may reveal entirely new avenues for investigation. Presentation of preliminary data is strongly discouraged. However, logical reasoning and a sound scientific rationale for the proposed work must be provided.

The overall goal of the PCRP is to find and fund innovative, high-impact research that will eliminate death and suffering from prostate cancer. Specifically, the PCRP seeks to support innovative, high-risk, high-gain research with potential near-term impact; sponsor multidisciplinary synergistic research; fund translational studies to promote the fluid transfer of knowledge between bedside and bench; invest in research on patient survivorship (quality of life); foster the next generation of prostate cancer investigators through mentored research; and promote research into prostate cancer health disparities.
Full details: http://www.blogger.com/goog_1939743885

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