The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of cancer care in rural areas among low-income and/or underserved populations. The FOA encourages two types of applications: (1) observational research that includes intervention pilot testing to understand and address predictors of cancer care/treatment and outcomes in rural low-income and/or underserved populations; or (2) intervention research to address known predictors of cancer care/treatment and outcomes in rural low-income and/or underserved populations. The focus for observational studies with pilot testing is understanding and addressing the predictive and/or mediating role of social determinants of health, barriers to care, and treatment. The focus for intervention research is addressing quality of care related to cancer diagnosis, treatment and/or survivorship. Most existing cancer control interventions are not ready for direct implementation and dissemination in low-income rural areas, so applications should seek to develop, adapt, implement, and test interventions.
Application or LOI Due Date
LOI required and due 12/15/19. Application due 1/15/20.