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Newsletter No. 66 -- September 2003

FROM: Cancer Imaging Program, National Cancer Institute, September, 2003. 

CIP Web Site: http://cip.cancer.gov/

CANCER IMAGING PROGRAM is our new name. 

Meetings
AMI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2003
September 21-27, 2003
Institute for Molecular Imaging/HiRes (9/21-24/2003, Melia Castilla Hotel)
Society of Non-Invasive Imaging in Drug Development (9/24-26/2003, Melia Castilla Hotel)
Institute for Clinical PET (9/26-27/2003, NH Eurobuilding Hotel)
URL: http://www.ami-imaging.org/conference2003/ 

ACRIN (AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY IMAGING NETWORK)
Fall meeting, September 19-21, 2003, Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington, VA
URL: http://www.acrin.org

PRECLINICAL TRIALS IN BREAST CANCER, NOVEMBER 1-5, 2003
Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, CA
Sponsored by MMHCC's Committees for Mammary Gland Cancer and
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the International Association for Breast Cancer Research
Meeting registration and information: http://cme.ucdavis.edu/confrnce/IABCR/email2.html
Organizer: Robert Cardiff (rdcardiff@ucdavis.edu)


ACADEMY OF MOLECULAR IMAGING ANNUAL MEETING
The Academy of Molecular Imaging announces that it is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2004 AMI Annual Conference, to be held March 28-31, 2004, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. 
URL: http://www.ami-imaging.org


Announcement
The Cancer Imaging Program of the NCI requests submissions for its Development of Clinical Imaging Drugs and Enhancers (DCIDE) initiative. The goal is the rapid movement of promising, novel cancer imaging enhancers or molecular probes from the laboratory to proof?of?principle clinical trials. See the web site for details.
URL: http://www3.cancer.gov/bip/dcide.htm

NIH
1. INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL RECEIPT DATE FOR EXPLORATORY/DEVELOPMENTAL 
GRANTS FOR DIAGNOSTIC CANCER IMAGING (PA-01-030)(NOT-CA-03-034)
For this PA, applications will also be received on October 1, 2003. This PA appeared in the December 8, 2000 issue of the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This PA can be accessed at the following URL: 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-030.html
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-03-034.html

2. INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON BIOMEDICAL IMAGING IN ONCOLOGY
Next Due Date for Requests - Monday, October 13 (for November 24 meeting)
The Interagency Council on Biomedical Imaging in Oncology brings together technology developers and representatives from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to expedite the process of bringing new products to market. The Council provides advice from a multi-agency perspective on the spectrum of scientific, regulatory, and reimbursement issues related to developing your imaging device or technology. Fill out the one-page Request to Present. 
URL: http://www3.cancer.gov/dctd/icbio 

3. UPDATE OF THE PHS 398, 2590 AND 416 FORMS(NOT-OD-03-062) 
In response to comments and suggestions from the research community on how NIH can continue to improve the application forms to make them more user-friendly, NIH has made several formatting enhancements to the PHS 398, 2590 and 416 forms. 
URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-03-062.html

4. DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH RESOLUTION PROBES FOR CELLULAR IMAGING (NIGMS, NIBIB, NHGRI) (RFA-GM-03-013)
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), and the National Human Gnome Research Institute (NHGRI) invite applications for P20 Exploratory Center Grants to support multi-investigator teams to develop new technologies to enable higher sensitivity biological imaging in living cells. Although the focus of the RFA is on the development of probes for live cell imaging, the NIBIB will accept applications that emphasize pre-clinical development of imaging agents for the detection, diagnosis, or measurement of treatment efficacy for different disease processes.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-03-013.htm

5. SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM (NOT-OD-03-060)
Contract Proposal Receipt Date: November 14, 2003
The purpose of this notice is to (1) announce the issuance of the SOLICITATION OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE FOR SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH CONTRACT PROPOSALS (PHS 2004-1) with a due date of NOVEMBER 14, 2003 for receipt of SBIR CONTRACT proposals; and (2) inform the public about the opportunities that the SBIR program offers to small business concerns as well as to scientists at research institutions. 
URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-03-060.html

6. EXTRAMURAL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR CLINICAL RESEARCHERS (NOT-OD-03-057)
APPLICATION PERIOD: September 1, 2003, through 5 PM EST, December 31, 2003
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the 2004 Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers (LRP-CR). The LRP-CR provides for the repayment of educational loan debt of up to $35,000 annually for qualified health professionals conducting clinical research for domestic non-profit or government entities. 
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-03-057.html

7. EXTRAMURAL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCHERS
(NOT-OD-03-058)
APPLICATION PERIOD: September 1, 2003, through 5 PM EST, December 31, 2003
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the 2004 Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Pediatric Researchers (PR-LRP). The PR-LRP provides for the repayment of educational loan debt of up to $35,000 annually for qualified health professionals conducting pediatric research for domestic non-profit or government entities. 
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-03-058.html

8. NIBIB ANNOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING TRAINING AWARDS
MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH (K24): ADDENDUM (NIBIB) (NOT-EB-03-008)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-EB-03-008.html
UPDATE ON NIBIB POLICIES ON THE K-SERIES CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (NIBIB) (NOT-EB-03-009)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-EB-03-009.html
NIBIB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING GRANT (T32) APPLICATIONS (NIBIB) (NOT-EB-03-010)
URL http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-EB-03-010.html


OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
9. CHARLOTTE GEYER FOUNDATION FUNDING
Deadline: October 1, 2003
The Charlotte Geyer Foundation funds research into the cause, prevention and treatment of cancer, as well as providing interim funding to researchers whose proposals have been reviewed by the NCI and were ranked within ten percentage points of the NCI payline. Nancy Faletta can be reached at 716-632-6448 if investigators have any questions. 
URL: http://www.charlottegeyer.org

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