National Comprehensive Cancer Network issued the following announcement on May 31.
he National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Oncology Research Program (ORP) and AstraZeneca, a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company, are collaborating to seek proposals for improving care processes for patients with unresectable stage III and stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Researchers from NCCN's 28 Member Institutions are invited to apply by submitting a letter of intent by July 9, 2019.
"Non-small cell lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and the second-most-common cancer diagnosis in both men and women," said Wui-Jin Koh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, NCCN. "As part of our mission to advance high quality, patient-centric care, we're eager to facilitate projects that will improve the delivery of cancer care for advanced-stage lung cancer patients. We look forward to working with investigators to explore better ways to deliver the best treatment at the optimal time."
All funded proposals must:
- Promote evidence-based care
- Be sustainable after the award funding is complete
- Collect data and report outcomes
- Aim to enhance clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, or provider satisfaction
- Address patient variability
- Promote administrative and system efficiency
Special consideration will be given to projects that incorporate patient-reported outcomes, are adaptable, use innovative technology, and can be implemented across a variety of oncology practice settings. Results should be meaningful for both patients and payers.
A total of three to five projects are expected to be chosen for funding, each for a period of two years.
The NCCN ORP—which fosters innovation and knowledge discovery to improve the lives of patients with cancer—will oversee application review and evaluation, and provide general research oversight. A scientific review committee led by NCCN will determine which proposals will receive funding.
For more information and to read the entire Request for Proposals, visit NCCN.org/ORP.
About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of 28 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. By defining and advancing high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers around the world.
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