Release Date:  October 22, 1998


National Cancer Institute

Request for Applications (RFA) CA-98-013, published July 29, 1998, solicits
cooperative agreement and NIH intramural applications from groups of
investigators who are capable of, and interested in, becoming components of
the NCI Mouse Models of Human Cancers Consortium.  The purpose of implementing
this Consortium is to accelerate the pace at which mice with heritable
malignancies that are accurate, reproducible models of human cancers are made
available to the research community for further investigation or application. 
The full text of the RFA can be accessed at:

An informational session for those investigators planning to submit
applications in response to the RFA will be held on Thursday, November 19,
1998 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A
on the campus of the National Institutes of Health.  Representatives from the
NCI's extramural research programs, Grants Administration Branch, and Division
of Extramural Activities will be available to provide information and to
answer questions relevant to applications responding to this RFA.  Transcripts
will be available upon request for investigators who are unable to attend.


Investigators who plan to attend should contact the NCI staff member listed
below by November 13, 1998 to confirm their attendance and to obtain further
information regarding the site of the meeting. 

Cheryl L. Marks,  Ph.D.
Division of Cancer Biology
National Cancer Institute
Executive Plaza North, Room 501
Bethesda, MD  20892-7381
Telephone:  (301) 435-5226
FAX:  (301) 496-8656

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