WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity has issued a Request for Applications (RFA) for translational research for Career Development Awards that will be granted in 2017. The RFA is available on the LUNGevity website at www.LUNGevity.org/career-development-awards and is also posted on the proposalCENTRAL website at https://proposalcentral.altum.com.
LUNGevity's Career Development Awards for Translational Research program was created to support future research leaders who will keep the field of lung cancer research vibrant with new ideas. Successful applicants may receive $100,000 per year for a possible period of three years and will participate as non-voting members of LUNGevity's Scientific Advisory Board for the duration of the award.
Applicants must be within the first five years of their faculty appointment. The Career Development Awards are mentored awards, and a mentoring plan is part of the required submission.
Projects that will be funded in 2017 are expected to have a direct impact on the early detection of lung cancer or on the outcomes of lung cancer, or to provide a clear conceptual or experimental foundation for the future development of methods for early detection and/or individualized treatment, including through targeted therapy and immunotherapy.
Letters of intent must be submitted by Monday, February 20, 2017.
LUNGevity supports the largest research awards program of any lung cancer-focused organization in the United States. Since 2002, LUNGevity has funded 118 projects at 58 institutions in 23 states.
About Lung Cancer in the U.S.
- About 1 in 15 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime
- More than 224,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year
- About 60%-65% of all new lung cancer diagnoses are among people who have never smoked or are former smokers
- Lung cancer takes more lives than the next four deadliest cancers (colorectal, pancreatic, breast, and prostate) combined
- Only 18% of all people diagnosed with lung cancer will survive 5 years or more, BUT if it's caught before it spreads, the chance for 5-year survival improves dramatically
About LUNGevity Foundation
LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as by providing community, support, and education for all those affected by the disease. Our vision is a world where no one dies of lung cancer. For more information about LUNGevity Foundation, please visit www.LUNGevity.org.
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