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Army 1995 Breast Cancer Research BAA Release 6.1.95

Keith L. Cowing kcowing at aibs.org
Fri Jun 9 11:52:56 EST 1995

Provided as a public service by the American Institute of Biological
Sciences (AIBS).  Contact the US Army at the address below for further


United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Breast Cancer Research  1 June 1995


To request copies of this BAA contact:

Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702-5012
Phone: 301-619-7786
Fax: 301-619-7792


Proposal Submission Dates:

8 September 1995   Training and Recruitment

13 September 1995   Research Projects; Mammography/Breast Imaging Projects

15 September 1995  Cancer Centers


Overview (quoted directly from the BAA):

"The U. S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), through
this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), is soliciting applications on breast
cancer research.  Proposals will be sought across all areas of basic,
clinical and epidemiologic research including all disciplines within the
basic sciences, basic health sciences, the clinical sciences, as well as
public health, economics, social sciences, psychosocial, quality care, non
conventional therapies, occupational health, nursing research,
environmental concerns, and conventional therapies.  The overall objective
of this funding effort is to promote research directed toward reducing the
incidence of breast cancer, increasing survival rates, and improving the
quality of life for those diagnosed with this disease.

This effort is intended to invigorate research in breast cancer by
fostering new directions, addressing neglected issues, and bringing new
investigators into the field. Interdisciplinary research and communication
is encouraged, as are military/private collaborations.  Proposals
addressing the needs of minority, elderly, lowincome, rural, and other
underrepresented populations are encouraged, as are proposals to reduce
the obstacles to widespread dissemination of proven detection, diagnostic,
and therapeutic methods.  However, while programmatic goals are important,
scientific merit is the principal criterion by which proposals will be

The BAA reflects the intent of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report,
Strategies for Managing the Breast Cancer Research Program (1993), a
report commissioned specifically for this program.  The report has not
been incorporated into the BAA; the provisions of the BAA are controlling.

Proposals are solicited in four major areas: research projects, training &
recruitment projects, cancer center projects, and special mammography
projects.  These areas and their various component award categories are
described in this section, followed by a description of who may apply for

Keith L. Cowing  -  Manager of Planning and Operations
American Institute of Biological Sciences
10700 Parkridge Blvd Suite 380  -  Reston, VA, USA 22091
703-758-1212 voice  -  703-758-1222 fax
kcowing at aibs.org  -  gopher://aibs.org

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