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About EDRN

A quick introduction to EDRN, its organization, and more.

Sudhir SrivastavaGreetings!

In the 19th century, pathologists used the newly invented microscope to investigate the nature of cancer as well as other diseases. Along with improvements in tissue processing, the microscope took pathologists from gross anatomy to microscopic analysis, which eventually led to a new pathology. This new pathology culminated in Virchow’s concept that the fundamental changes in disease can be attributed to alterations in the cells of the body. The application of molecular technologies with minimally intrusive surgical techniques has laid the foundation for a revolutionary leap in the science of screening, early diagnosis and target-based therapy for cancer. Fueled by the discovery of cancer-specific biomarkers, and aided by pathological improvements, molecular-based tests are in the not-too-distant future to perform noninvasive diagnosis on patients. The NCI’s Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) is committed to make molecular diagnostics a reality that will allow physicians to provide individualized treatment to cancer patients. The EDRN is committed to provide up-to-date information on biomarker research through this Website and scientific publications.

Sudhir Srivastava
Chief, Cancer Biomarkers Research Group

A quick introduction to EDRN Informatics

EDRN has a number of activities in science and informatics. I invite you to explore the site and activities. I also invite you to view a video describing our leading-edge informatics program.

 

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Announcement 11/20/2014

New Round of EDRN FOAs

The RFAs for EDRN have been released:
- Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (U01),
- Clinical Validation Centers (U01),
- Biomarker Reference Laboratories (U24),
- Data Management and Coordinating Center (U24).

EDRN Renewal flyer NOTE-New receipt deadline for applications submitted for all EDRN FOAs is January 20, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

There will be a Pre-Application webinar to discuss each of the four individual EDRN FOAs on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, from 1pm-5pm (Eastern). Potential applicants interested in participating in the webinar should send a message to Dr. Sharmistha Ghosh (ghoshjanjigias@mail.nih.gov) no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) November 21, 2014. Please mention the FOA of interest in the subject line.

Announcement 10/07/2014

EDRN Patient Advocates will host an EDRN Advocacy Educational Webinar, Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer Detection and Monitoring, on Monday, January 12th, 2015, at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT. Registration is not required for this. Please click for more information.