Cancer Cause and Prevention Research

To identify those factors that cause cancer in man and to develop mechanisms for preventing cancer in man.

The following research programs are included: epidemiology, chemical and physical carcinogenesis, biological carcinogenesis, nutrition, immunology, field studies and statistics, chemoprevention

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and organ site studies.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program: To expand and improve the SBIR program; to increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development; to increase small business participation in Federal research and development; and to foster and encourage participation on socially and economically disadvantaged small business concern and women-owned small business concern in technological innovation.

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program: To stimulate and foster scientific and technological innovation through cooperative research and development carried out between small business concerns and research institutions; to foster technology transfer between small business concerns and research institutions; to increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development and economically disadvantage small business concerns and women-owned small business concerns in technological innovation.
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Examples of Funded Projects

Cancer Cause and Prevention Research focuses on research programs in epidemiology, chemical and physical carcinogenesis, biological carcinogenesis, nutrition, chemoprevention and organ site studies.

Examples of funded projects include the following: (1) A epidemiologic study of lung cancer and wood dust; 2) prostate cancer in relation to vasectomy; (3) mechanism of estrogen-induced breast carcinogenesis; (4) dietary fat, calories, and two-stage tumorigenesis; (5) mechanisms of radiation, chemical and/or biological carcinogenesis; (6) effects of radiation or chemical carcinogens on genetic material; (7) studies leading to development of vaccines against human cancer viruses; (8) role of the P53 tumor suppressor gene in human cancers of viral etiology; (9) investigations of HIV and their related viruses as etiologic factors or cofactors in the malignant sequelae of AIDS, including Kaposi's sarcoma and AIDS-associated lymphomas; and (10) a phase III chemoprevention clinical trial for prostate cancer (SELECT).


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.


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