Program Summary

Program Summary

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a part of the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Consortium (PPTC) initiative. The PPTC will consist of in vivo and in vitro testing Research Programs (both supported under companion RFA-CA-14-018) and the PPTC Coordinating Center (supported under this FOA).

 

The PPTC is designed to address key challenges associated with the development of new therapies for children with cancer by developing reliable preclinical testing data for pediatric drug candidates that can be used to inform new agent prioritization decisions. Effective prioritization is critical because of the large universe of drugs being developed for adult cancers, a number so large that no more than a small number can be studied in pediatric clinical trials. Identifying through preclinical testing those investigational agents most likely to have clinical activity for selected childhood cancers accelerates the pace at which treatments that are more effective than the current ones can be identified and incorporated into standard practice for children with cancer.

The PPTC Research Programs, responsible for conducting the in vivo and in vitro testing of selected agents, will be focused on specific tumor types that are particularly relevant to pediatric oncology.

 

The PPTC Coordinating Center, which is subject of this FOA, will be responsible for integrating the activities of the individual PPTC Research Programs to create a functional consortium for pediatric preclinical testing. Specifically, the PPTP-Coordinating Center will provide administrative coordination and infrastructure, data management and statistical support, as well as Consortium scientific coordination.

Application Limits

Application Limits

UIC is limited to one submission.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
September 23, 2014
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
October 13, 2014
Sponsor Application
November 13, 2014

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  

 

Please contact Tony Halford at ahalford@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.