NIH GUIDE, Volume 26, Number 13, April 25, 1997


RFP AVAILABLE:  N01-CN-75022-70


P.T. 34, FF




National Cancer Institute


The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Division of Cancer Prevention

and Control, Early Detection Branch, is expanding the Prostate, Lung,

Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial and is

interested in soliciting proposals from organizations for a new

minority population focused screening center.  One additional

screening center will be established to recruit no less than 2,500

subjects and 2,500 controls to the Trial, of which at least 60

percent are African American.  Female subjects will be screened for

colorectal, lung, and ovarian cancers.  Male subjects will be

screened for colorectal, lung, and prostate cancer. Screening will be

annually for four years for prostate, lung, and ovarian cancers and

only in years one and three for colorectal cancer.  Subjects and

controls will be followed for at least ten years. The PLCO Cancer

Screening Trial was established in 1992 with ten screening centers, a

Coordinating and Data Management Center, a steering Committee, and a

Monitoring and Advisory Panel.  The protocol is established.  Based

upon market research, the Government is not using the policies

contained in Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, in its

solicitation for the described supplies or services.  However,

interested persons may identify to the contracting officer their

interest and capability to satisfy the governments requirement with a

commercial item within 15 days of this notice.




All responsible sources may submit a proposal that will be considered

by the agency.  The RFP is now available and responses will be due

approximately May 23, 1997.  Requests for this solicitation must be

in writing, reference RFP No. N01-CN-75022-70, and be addressed to:


Ms. Erin C. Lange

Research Contracts Branch, PCCS

National Cancer Institute

6120 Executive Boulevard, Room 635 - MSC 7226

Bethesda  MD  20892-7226

Telephone:  (301) 435-3828

FAX:  (301) 402-8579



No collect calls will be accepted



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