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Viewing Files

In addition to standard HTML Web pages, our web site contain other file formats. You may need additional software or browser plug-ins to view some of the information available on our site. This document lists show each format, along with links to the corresponding freely available plug-ins or viewers.

The following additional tools and browser plug-ins may be needed to fully experience content offered on the EDRN web site:

Documents

Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader (.pdf)
Macintosh users can use the Mac OS X built-in "Preview" application as well as the Safari browser to view PDF files. Windows users will need to download Acrobat Reader for free*.

Microsoft Word Microsoft Word (.doc)
Where possible, EDRN prefers PDF files. However, if a Word file sneaks by our inspectors, Macintosh users can use built-in features of Mac OS X to view them. Windows users will need to download Word Viewer 2003 for free*.

Microsoft Excel Microsoft Excel (.xls)
Macintosh users can use built-in features of Mac OS X to view Excel files. Windows users will need to download Excel Viewer 2003 for free*.

Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt)
Where possible, EDRN prefers PDF files. However, if a PowerPoint presentation sneaks by our inspectors, Macintosh users can use built-in features of Mac OS X to view them. Windows users will need to download PowerPoint Viewer 2003 for free*.

Multimedia

Apple QuickTime Apple QuickTime (.mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .aif, .mp3, .m4p, .m4v, .m4a)
If you do not already have QuickTime, you can download QuickTime Player for free* (Macintosh and Windows).

Adobe Flash Player Adobe Flash Player (.swf)
If you do not already have Adobe Flash, you can download Adobe Flash Player for free* (Macintosh and Windows).

* The NCI Web site provides links to other Internet sites for informational purposes and the convenience of its users. When users select a link to an external Web site, they are leaving the NCI Web site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external site.

New Funding Opportunity: Biomarker Development Laboratories for the Early Detection Network: Applications Due May 23

Update: Pre-application webinar information now available.

The National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention has released a new funding opportunity to solicit organ-specific applications for Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (BDLs), one of the four scientific units of the recently funded Early Detection Research Network (EDRN). The EDRN is a national infrastructure funded to discover, develop, and validate biomarkers for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer. BDLs are responsible for the discovery, development, characterization, and testing of new, or the refinement of existing, biomarkers and biomarker assays for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of cancers.

The existing BDLs are primarily focused on ovary and gastrointestinal cancers. The proposed BDLs (to be supported under this funding opportunity) should be focused on one or more of the following cancers: breast, prostate and other genitourinary organs, or lung. In addition, cancers with rapidly rising incidence rates, e.g., endometrial, hepatocellular, kidney, thyroid, oropharyngeal cancers, and/or cancers with unique etiology, e.g., mesothelioma, will be considered.

The newly funded units of the Early Detection Research Network will be announced later in April. Successful applicants have already been notified. Those researchers who were not successful during the last round of applications are encouraged to apply to this opportunity.