Release Date:  June 14, 2002

NOTICE:  NOT-CA-02-019

National Cancer Institute (NCI)  

The Behavioral Research Program of the Division of Cancer Control & 
Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, will hold a pre-application 
informational electronic meeting for investigators planning to submit 
applications in response to Request for Applications RFA- CA-03-007, "Centers 
of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research." This meeting will provide 
prospective applicants with an opportunity in a public meeting to receive 
answers to their questions about the RFA. Representatives from the following 
offices will be available to answer questions relevant to applications 
responding to the RFA: Health Communication & Informatics Research Branch, 
Division of Cancer Control & Populations Sciences (DCCPS), Behavioral 
Research Program, DCCPS, NCI; Grants Administration Branch, NCI; and the 
Special Review and Resources Branch, NCI.  Staff will be available to discuss 
the intent and requirements of the RFA.  The complete text of the RFA is 
available at  
Potential applicants to the RFA are not required to attend the 
pre-application meeting. A written transcript of the meeting will be posted 
at as a public 
document as soon as possible after the meeting, to provide applicants unable 
to attend the meeting with access to the proceedings. All applicants are 
strongly encouraged to discuss their applications with Dr. K. "Vish" 
Viswanath as early as possible in the process.

The meeting will be held via a videoconference and/or a teleconference. 
Instructions to access the pre-application meeting will be posted at by June 25. 
Registration is required for participation in the pre-application meeting to 
facilitate technical planning. Participants may register with Ms. Dana 
Thigpen at by providing the name of the Principal 
Investigator, telephone number, e-mail address and institutional affiliation. 
The deadline for Registration is June 27.

This meeting is open to the public.

Pre-application meeting
Monday July 1, 2002
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


For further information, contact:

K. "Vish" Viswanath, Ph.D.
Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch
Behavioral Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
6130 Executive Blvd, MSC 7363, EPN Room 4070
Bethesda, MD 20892-7363
[Rockville, MD 20852 - express mail]
Telephone:  (301) 594-6644
FAX:  (301) 480-2087

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