Prioritizing Molecular Targets for Cancer Prevention with Nutritional Combinations (R01)

Application Due Date: 2013-01-07  |  Post Date: 2009-11-24  |  Funding Number: PA-10-035

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Description: Purpose. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites research applications to enhance our understanding about the dynamic interrelationship that exists between bioactive food components (and/or combinations thereof) and cancer prevention. Although much evidence exists that dietary components are linked to cancer prevention, the interactions among dietary bioactive compounds and food combinations remains under-investigated. Applications are encouraged to consider either multiple dietary bioactive components, intact foods or multiple foods utilizing physiologically relevant concentrations of the agents. New genetic technologies may be employed to study the impact of dietary components on complex cellular and molecular networks, as part of the effort to better understand the basis for the multifaceted interactions of food components with cancer prevention mechanisms. Specifically, applications that apply new high-throughput genomic, epigenomic, proteomic, and metabolomic technologies to prioritize molecular targets of dietary components are highly encouraged. The sites of action that may be evaluated include carcinogen metabolism, DNA repair, cell proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, hormonal regulation, energetics, inflammation, and/or angiogenesis. In addition, applications should either evaluate multiple molecular targets within a cancer process or multiple processes in order to prioritize which process(es) is/are most involved in bringing about a phenotypic change. It is hoped that advances in this area may assist in optimizing cancer prevention while minimizing potential toxicity due to food components. The resulting information will help define which foods or food components should be considered in isolation or in combination when developing dietary strategies to reduce cancer risk and/or modify tumor behavior. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Available
Award Ceiling: None
Award Floor: None
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: N
CFDA Number: 93.393, 93.396000000
Funding Instrument Type: G

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State Governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
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Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS,
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses