This purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide a mechanism of support to research organizations interested in clinically translating already optimized quantitative imaging software tools capable of measuring or predicting the response of cancer to clinical therapies, or in
translating imaging software tools for planning and validating radiation therapy treatment strategies in clinical trials.
The quantitative software tools must have been developed and optimized during a performance period in the Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) or under other separate funding.
The proposed research effort should be an extension of the research that successfully completed the tasks of developing and optimizing the chosen software tools or data collection methods intended to facilitate clinical decision making during clinical trials.
This FOA is intended to support the efforts of validating those software tools in prospective multisite clinical trials to test software tool performance and to demonstrate that the software tool can be integrated into clinical workflow with a minimum of disruption.