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COGNO: Up to $3.5M grant funding - call for potential clinical trial proposals by 9am Mon 2 July

Dear COGNO colleague
Cancer Australia has called for applications for the Contestable Grants Program with funding of up to $3.5million to support clinical trials in primary brain cancer (see below).  This is a wonderful opportunity for the neuro-oncology community however timelines are short.
This is a call out for potential clinical trial proposals. COGNO can help you with development of the grant application for this program. These may include “Diagnosis” (attention neuropathologists, neuroradiologists and nuclear medicine physicians); “Treatment” (surgery, radiation, systemic therapies); and “Survivorship” (supportive care, rehabilitation etc).
Your idea does not need to be fully formed. We can assemble a team to help appraise and develop the proposal. All ideas/suggestions welcome for discussion.
Should you have a potential clinical trial idea which could be led or endorsed by COGNO, please let me (Elizabeth.Hovey@health.nsw.gov.au) and  Candace Carter (candace.carter@ctc.usyd.edu.au) know, ideally by the start of next week 9am Monday 2 July 2018.

Kind regards

Dr Elizabeth Hovey
Scientific Advisory Committee Chair

Dear Cooperative Trials Groups Colleagues,
We are delighted to advise the Australian Brain Cancer Mission is calling for applications for the Contestable Grants Program to support new and expanded clinical trials and international collaborations through the MRFF Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Grant Opportunity.
The clinical trial should:
  • Be for children, adolescents or young adults, or adults with malignant brain cancer; and
  • Support increased and equitable access and participations
The clinical trial may be in the areas of:
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Cancer Control, Survivorship and Outcomes
Through this funding round the Australian Government and co-investors of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission - Carries Beanies 4 Brain Cancer and the Mark Hughes Foundation – are providing up to $3.5 million to support clinical trials in brain cancer.
The grant applications will close on 15 August 2018. Details are available at www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=103EE7A7-B65C-731E-36BA97D77C51A28B. Grant Opportunity ID GO1375.
Kind Regards,
David Salvestrin
Senior Project Officer
Australian Brain Cancer Mission
Cancer Australia
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