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Colorectal Cancer Alliance Announces Available Research Funding


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THE COLORECTAL CANCER Alliance has announced up to $775,000 in available funding for up to five grants supporting research in young-onset colorectal cancer, rectal cancer, and colorectal cancer prevention. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is committed to investing $10 million in research by 2021, including $3 million specifically to young-onset colorectal cancer research. 

Researchers are encouraged to submit proposals now through October 1 on the Colorectal Cancer Alliance website, www.ccalliance.org/funding-research/apply-for-research-grant. Grant recipients will be announced in December 2018, with funding to commence in January 2019. 

More on the Grants 

UP TO three 2-year grants in the amount of $125,000 each will be awarded to support research in young-onset colorectal cancer. The focus of research could be, but is not limited to, causes, risk factors, and prevention associated with young-onset colorectal cancer, better mechanisms for increasing overall survival rates, or the psychosocial impacts of young-onset colorectal cancer and the overall social influence on daily survivorship. 

One 2-year grant in the amount of $250,000 will be awarded to support research on rectal cancer research. Researchers may investigate risk factors and causes associated with the rise in rectal cancer in adults aged 55 and younger, prevention and early detection strategies, better mechanisms for increasing long-term survival rates, or the psychosocial impacts of rectal cancer and the overall social influence on daily survivorship. 

One grant in the amount of $150,000 will be awarded over a 2-year period to support the work of a researcher while working on mentored colorectal cancer prevention research. ■


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