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
Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Overarching Challenges
The 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 will advance mission readiness of U.S. military members affected by cancer and improve quality of life by decreasing the burden of cancer on Service Members, their families, Veterans, and the American public.
- Develop innovative prevention strategies and early detection methods to decrease cancer burden in diverse different populations.
- Identify and elucidate the mechanisms behind cancer epigenetics/genetics and cancer development to improve prevention methods.
- Identify strategies to predict treatment resistance, recurrence, and the development of advanced disease
- Distinguish unique features driving cancer occurrence across the spectrum of ages.
- Develop and improve minimally invasive methods to detect cancer initiation, progression, and recurrence.
- Transform cancer treatment through the identification of new targets, especially for advanced disease and metastasis.
- Advance immunotherapy across the different PRCRP Topic Areas
- Evaluation from longitudinal collection of deep multidimensional characterization of clinically annotated research biospecimens during disease progression and/or treatment.
- Identify and elucidate the mechanisms behind cancer epigenetics/genetics and cancer development to improve treatment methods.
- Behavioral Science
- Develop strategies to address survivorship issues including quality of life, overall mental health, psychological impact of recurrence, and/or survivor permanent disability.
- Develop strategies to reduce short- and long-term treatment effects, including neurocognitive deficits.
- Improve prevention strategies, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes for patients in underserved or under recognized populations.
- Develop strategies to improve accessibility to care and to address survivorship.
- Develop open access platform(s) or methods/tools to coordinate and integrate multiple databases, biorepositories, and data-sharing interfaces.
Environmental Exposures and Risk Factors for Cancer (319kb)
The Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Vision
Last updated Wednesday, June 22, 2022