$30K Awards Available for Lung Cancer Research

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Applications for the Vicky Amidon Innovation Grant in Lung Cancer Research Award are due Oct. 1.

The one-year grant, for up to $30,000, is offered by the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina. The group is looking to fund two innovative projects centered on lung cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or survivorship. Undertakings intent on lung cancer research, awareness, education or access programs are eligible for the grant. Submissions which will seek matching or additional funding for project completion are also eligible.

Researchers of all levels and at all institutions and companies across North Carolina are encouraged to apply.

2019 inaugural award recipient

The inaugural award recipient was Andrew Bishop, Ph.D., of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. His project is focused on developing a breath test to be used as a non-invasive form of lung cancer screening. “Detecting lung cancer signatures in exhaled breath would greatly impact a clinician’s ability to detect cancer earlier and with minimally invasive tests, thereby impacting patient treatment and outcomes,” says Bishop.

Award notification information

LCI will notify all applicants about the winning projects on November 1. Projects will begin at the start of 2020, and the selected applicants will provide a progress report at a Lung Cancer Initiative meeting within a year of project completion.

LCI is North Carolina’s leading non-profit exclusively targeting lung cancer research and education.

Any questions regarding the submission process should be emailed to Jenni Danai, MPH at JDanai@LungCancerInitiativeNC.org

Lindsey Baron, NCBiotech Writer
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 17:13