NINDS and NCI request applications for multidisciplinary research centers focused on the microenvironment. These centers will form the NCI Tumor Microenvironment Network (TMEN).
The main objective of this initiative is to delineate mechanisms of tumor-stroma interactions in human cancer. Such an effort is likely to generate a more comprehensive understanding of the composition(s) of the stroma in normal tissues as well as of the role(s) of the stroma in tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis and in responses to treatment. TMEN research centers are designed to pursue defined, individual research programs as well as engage in cross-network activities and joint projects with other TMEN teams.
Letters of Intent Due December 20, 2010
Applications Due January 20, 2011
Potential applicants should contact Dr. Jane Fountain, program director, Neural Environment, NINDS, at 301-496-1431 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-10-021.html.