Protocol Specific Research Support has been instrumental in allowing USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCCC) investigators to explore Innovative concepts in the form of pilot and phase I studies. The funds provided through this mechanism are used to support clinical research staff essential for the high quality conduct of such studies, and are restricted to research nurses and data managers. The funds are dedicated to supporting studies conceived and written by NCCC investigators, and are dispensed at the recommendation of our scientific review committee (CIC), with the approval of the Cancer Center Executive Committee, and under the supervision of the Clinical Investigations Support Office (CISO). During the last grant cycle, these funds were used to support eight studies, the majority of which have been completed and resulted in larger or follow up studies with external funding. The current submission includes modified criteria for eligibility for protocol specific research support that emphasize pilot studies that are aimed to translate eariy findings from the bench to the clinic. The new criteria also stress the feasibility of completion within two years

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA014089-38
Application #
8567496
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2012-12-01
Budget End
2013-11-30
Support Year
38
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$217,218
Indirect Cost
$78,990
Name
University of Southern California
Department
Type
DUNS #
072933393
City
Los Angeles
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
90089
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