RELEASE DATE:  December 19, 2002 

NOTICE:  NOT-CA-03-001

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The NCI is requesting competing renewal applications from the American 
College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN), funded originally through 
RFA CA-97-020.  This will continue a unique ongoing project at its 
current level and scope to best serve the oncology and imaging science 
communities.  This is particularly important now because ACRIN is 
currently conducting several ongoing imaging clinical trials critical 
to the goals of the NCI.  The opportunity to further improve imaging 
technologies with the goal of ensuring earlier and more accurate 
diagnoses for cancer patients will potentially reduce the number of 
required invasive therapies, enhance a physician's ability to monitor 
patient responses to treatment and ultimately positively affect the 
quality and length of life of cancer patients. The combination of 
imaging with minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment will enhance 
clinical practice by limiting disfigurement, trauma and expense. 

NCI staff will contact the current awardees directly regarding 
application procedures and format.


For further information, contact:

Barbara A. Galen, MSN, CRNP
Diagnostic Imaging Branch
Biomedical Imaging Program
Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
National Cancer Institute
Executive  Plaza North, Room 6050
6130 Executive Boulevard  MSC 7412
Bethesda, MD  20892-7412
Telephone: 301-496-9531
FAX: 310-480-3507

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