NCI: Coordinating Center for Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet)(U24) RFA-CA-16-007
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Coordinating Center for the Barrett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet). The BETRNet is an NCI program established to address the rising incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in the United States and to energize this field of research. Specifically, the program seeks a better understanding of the biology of esophageal adenocarcinoma and its precursor lesion, Barrett’s esophagus, as the foundation for validated preventive measures that would improve patient management. BETRNet will include three to four multi-institutional trans-disciplinary Research Centers (to be supported by a companion FOA, RFA-CA-16-006) and a single Coordinating Center (to be supported by this FOA). The main function of the Coordinating Center is to integrate and facilitate trans-disciplinary research across the BETRNet program focusing on the following main areas: network interactions and collaborations, participation in the patient registry-virtual biorepository, and participation in cross-BETRNet pilot projects. A goal of the patient registry-virtual biorepository is to function as a centralized shared resource for the entire program to advance research in this area.
USC may only submit one application in response to this program announcement. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White (
NIH indicates that a Letter of Intent is due April 22, 2016 and a full proposal by May 23, 2016. For more information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-16-007.html#_3._Additional_Information