Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NCI Coordinating Center for the Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) solicits applications for the Coordinating Center for the Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet). The BETRNet overall objective is to achieve a better understanding of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) biology, improve EA cancer risk stratification and prediction, provide strategies for EA prevention, and better define individuals at risk. BETRNet will include three to four multi-institutional Translational Research Centers (to be supported under a parallel FOA) and a single Coordinating Center (to be supported under this FOA).

The BETRNet Research Centers are designed to conduct innovative high impact transdisciplinary research focused on ultimate development of validated diagnostic tools as well as improved patient management. The role of the Coordinating Center will be to support the overall BETRNet goals and Research Centers in four major areas: Network coordination; data management and bioinformatics; patient registry with virtual biorepository; and Network evaluation. Through these collaborative efforts, BETRNet can accelerate the integration and transformation of important research findings generated from individual laboratory-based, clinical, or population studies into clinical applications.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) evidence of strong leadership, scientific insight, and managerial capacity, 2) a brief description of each core, and 3) names of three MU personnel who could serve as internal reviewers for letters of intent under this program.


Up to $500,000 in total costs per year for up to 5 years.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

Requested letters of intent are due December 5, 2010
Full proposals are due January 5, 2011


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