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Scientific Components

The components and projects that comprise the Early Detection Research Network.
  • Biomarker Development Laboratories

    Responsible for the development and characterization of new biomarkers or the refinement of existing biomarkers.

  • Biomarker Reference Laboratories

    Serve as a Network resource for clinical and laboratory validation of biomarkers, which includes technological development, quality control, refinement, and high throughput.

  • Clinical Validation Centers

    Conduct clinical and epidemiological research regarding the clinical application of biomarkers.

  • Data Management and Coordinating Center

    Coordinates the EDRN research activities, providing logistic support, and conducting statistical and computational research for data analysis, analyzing data for validation. Also responsible for EDRN common database development.

  • Informatics Center

    The Informatics Center supports EDRN's efforts through the development of software systems for information management. The center is at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.

2015 EDRN PI Orientation

The New and Continuing EDRN Principal Investigator Orientation will take place October 15–16, 2015 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Announcement 06/30/2015

A funding opportunity for a new pancreatic cancer initiative, called The Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (U01), has been released. For more information, please go to http://grants.nih.gov /grants/guide/ pa-files/ PAR-15-289.html.

Announcement 04/08/2015

Thank you to everyone who made the 29th EDRN Steering Committee Meeting a success. The orientation for new and continuing EDRN PIs will be held October 15-16, 2015 on the NCI campus. More information will be available later this summer.