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July 10, 2012 • Volume 9 / Number 14

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Free Workshop for Cancer Survivors: Managing Post-Treatment Neuropathy

Drs. Julie Silver, Christian Custodio, and Nessa Coyle Drs. Julie Silver, Christian Custodio, and Nessa Coyle

The tenth annual Cancer Survivorship Series, "Living With, Through, and Beyond Cancer," will hold the last of four workshops this year on July 17, 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET. This free series offers cancer survivors, their families, friends, and health care professionals practical information to help them cope with concerns and issues that arise after treatment ends.

Part IV of the series, "Managing Post-Treatment Neuropathy," will feature Dr. Julie Silver of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Christian Custodio of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Dr. Nessa Coyle, an independent consultant.

Participants can listen online or by telephone. To register, visit the workshop web page.

If you missed the first three workshops in the series, recordings are available online:

These workshops are presented by CancerCare, in collaboration with NCI, LIVESTRONG, the American Cancer Society, the Intercultural Cancer Council, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.

Funding Available to Support Collaborations between U.S. and Chinese Scientists

NIH and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) recently published corresponding funding announcements to encourage and support research cooperation between U.S. and Chinese scientists in several research areas, including infection-related cancers. NIH released a request for applications for R01 research project grants for U.S. investigators, and NSFC published an announcement for new 3-year projects from Chinese collaborating investigators. This initiative is part of a U.S.–China Program for Biomedical Research Cooperation that was established by NIH and NSFC in 2010.

U.S. and Chinese investigators will work together to develop corresponding applications to NIH and NSFC. Both agencies will review applications in parallel using harmonized review criteria and make funding decisions according to the research priorities of both countries. NIH has pledged to support up to $5 million in total costs in FY 2012 under this program (up to $200,000 per year per project in total costs over a 3-year period). NSFC will support up to 3 million renminbi (about $472,000) for each 3-year project to support Chinese collaborators.

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