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Biomarkers At The Crossroads

NCI's Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) 5th Annual Scientific Workshop


NCI's Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) is a consortium of investigators committed to translational research on cancer biomarkers and advancing them to clinical application.  The main goals of the consortium are to enable population cancer screening, detection of cancers at an early stage, and ultimately reduction in morbidity and mortality.  Major efforts are devoted to developing and validating cancer biomarkers and to creating the necessary infrastructure for their clinical validation.  EDRN investigators are interested in novel approaches to identify new and improve existing biomarkers and developing assays to detect pre-malignant lesions. The workshop, entitled “Biomarkers at the Crossroads” is sponsored by EDRN to facilitate dissemination of new information and to highlight accomplishments in cancer biomarkers development.  The workshop will address various aspects of cancer biomarker development, including novel technologies that led to the identification of biomarkers, discoveries that hold the promise for early detection of cancer, and hurdles in translating basic science into clinical application.  Experts in diverse fields will discuss how such wealth of information can be applied to develop biomarkers for early detection of cancer. The tentative dates and the location are March 17-19, 2008 in Bethesda, MD.

2015 Steering Committee Meeting

The next EDRN Steering Committee Meeting will take place March 31st through April 2nd, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Announcement 12/02/2014

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.