Program on the Origins of Gastroesophageal Cancers (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application or LOI Due Date
LOI due 9/8/21.
Brief Description

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is publishing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to request applications for the Program on the Origins of Gastroesophageal Cancers (R01). This new program will build on recent molecular classifications of gastroesophageal cancers, significant understanding of their cancer genomics, and advances in stem cell research to examine and define how these related cancers initially evolve at the cellular level. The program will address the complex mechanisms and effectors that direct the proliferation and expansion of tumor-initiating cells and their progeny to initiate these cancers. The focus of the FOA is on gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinomas. The program is envisioned to provide unprecedented opportunities to outline the earliest cellular changes in transformation that precede any histological manifestations or neoplasia. This new program will be composed of up to six large R01 research grants (to be supported by this FOA) and one Coordinating Center grant (to be supported by the companion FOA, RFA-CA-21-027).