NCI at ASCO Virtual Annual Meeting 2020
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will be participating in the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Meeting to be held May 29-31.
NCI experts are taking part in more than on demand 80 presentations, including the clinical symposium and oral presentations listed below. Be sure to visit the ASCO Meeting Library for more information on these presentations and more.
Registration for the ASCO Virtual Meeting will remain open throughout the duration of the meeting. Registration includes access to the Virtual Scientific Program May 29 - 31 and the Virtual Education Program August 8 - 10. Registration is free for ASCO members. Register now.
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Watch Dr. Sharpless Speak About Cancer Care in the Time of COVID
NCI Director Dr. Norman E. Sharpless will participate in the panel discussion “Cancer Care in the time of COVID: Assessing Impact and Future Directions” on Saturday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Details coming soon.
Virtual Meeting: NCI COVID-19 in Cancer Patients Study
NCI recently launched a national, longitudinal study of COVID-19 in people with cancer. The study, named NCI COVID-19 in Cancer Patients Study (NCCAPS), will help scientists answer key questions about COVID-19’s impact on cancer patients, as well as cancer’s impact on the course of COVID-19. The study aims to enroll 2,000 patients at more than 1,000 sites across the United States – with NCI encouraging any and all NCI-funded clinical trial sites to participate, especially sites reaching minority, underserved, and rural populations and sites with a high incidence of COVID-19.
NCI invites ASCO20 attendees to participate in a virtual presentation where study coordinators will review the objectives of NCCAPS and explain how you can participate in this important study. Look for your invite in the ASCO Virtual Meeting Platform.
For more information about NCCAPS, check out the recent Cancer Currents blog post, “How Does COVID-19 Affect People with Cancer? NCCAPS Will Help Find Out”
Oral Presentations and Clinical Symposiums Featuring NCI Staff
Related Resources for ASCO20 Attendees
COVID-19 and Guidance for Clinical Trials
NCI is working with doctors and health care staff who carry out clinical trials to implement specific measures that will address the current challenges of providing care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consult your Institutional Review Board for potential measures to protect participants and research staff. A comprehensive list of COVID-related resources from NCI is available at Coronavirus: Guidance for Cancer Researchers.
For additional information and guidance, check out the following from articles and blog posts from Dr. Norman E. Sharpless; Dr. Dinah Singer, NCI Deputy Director; and Dr. Oliver Bogler, Director of the NCI Center for Cancer Training.
- Cancer Research Training in the Era of COVID-19
- NCI Funding during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
- At NCI, a Robust and Rapid Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
NCI-ComboMATCH Clinical Trial
Submit a letter of intent by 5:00 p.m. ET on June 30, 2020.
NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network is developing a successor precision medicine trial to `NCI-Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (NCI-MATCH)' entitled `NCI-ComboMATCH'. The principal of this initiative is to overcome drug resistance to single-agent therapy by developing genomically-directed targeted agent combinations. We invite applications from Clinical Laboratory Improvements Program (CLIA) certified/accredited laboratories that test tumor specimens from patients utilizing Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) assays to participate in the NCI-ComboMATCH trial.
Funding Opportunities Available
- Cancer Biology Funding Opportunities
- Cancer Prevention Funding Opportunities
- Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis Funding Opportunities
- Funding for Global Research and Training
- Funding from the Center for Cancer Training
- Population Sciences Funding Opportunities
- Scientific Strategic Initiatives Funding Opportunities