Peer Reviewed Cancer
Vision - To advance mission readiness of U.S. military members affected by cancer and to improve quality of life by decreasing the burden of cancer on Service members, their families, Veterans, and the American public
FY21 Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Overarching Challenges
The Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) has developed a strategy to address multiple issues in cancer research over the spectrum of different cancer topics considered for funding. These Overarching Challenges are critical gaps in cancer research, care, and/or patient outcomes that, if addressed, will advance mission readiness of U.S. military members affected by cancer and will improve quality of life by decreasing the burden of cancer on Service members, their families, Veterans, and the American public.
- Develop strategies and biomarkers to predict cancer risk, treatment resistance, recurrence, and advanced disease to mitigate risk in target populations.
- Improve prevention strategies, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes for patients in underserved or under recognized populations (e.g., military populations, rural populations, communities of color, other minorities, and women).
- Transform cancer treatment through the identification of novel biomarkers and new targets especially for advanced disease (metastatic and/or recurrence), improve immunotherapy, and eliminate the risks of therapy associated toxicity.
- Identify and understand the unique and novel features driving cancer presentation to improve outcomes across the spectrum of ages (e.g. children, adolescents, young adults, older adults).
- Identify and understand the mechanisms behind cancer epigenetics, biological development, etiology, and genetic basis.
- Develop strategies to improve ease of care/accessibility and to address survivorship issues including quality of life, long-term treatment effects, psychological impact of recurrence, neurocognitive deficits, and overall mental health.
- Develop and improve minimally invasive methods to detect cancer initiation, recurrence, and progression.
- Develop open access platform(s) or methods to coordinate and integrate multiple databases, biorepositories, and data sharing interfaces.
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The Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Vision
Last updated Thursday, March 25, 2021