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Standard Specimen Reference Set: Lung

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The NCI/EDRN/SPORE Lung Cancer Biomarkers Group (LCBG) began its activities back in November 2004 and developed clear objectives and strategies on how to begin validating a series of candidate biomarkers for the early detection of lung cancer. The initial goal of the LCBG is to develop the requisite sample resources to validate serum/plasma biomarkers for the early diagnosis of lung cancer. Researchers may use these resources and process for continued biomarker refinement but this is not the primary activity of the LCBG.

Our specific goals include: 1.   Develop reference case/control serum/plasma sets held in a NCI repository and make these samples available to the research community. 2.   Define, refine and validate blood-based biomarkers for lung cancer. 3.   Test reproducibility of biomarkers within and across institutions. 4.   Test reproducibility of biomarkers within and across analytical platforms.

There are currently no biomarkers annotated for this protocol.

No datasets are currently associated with this protocol.


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.