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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 - Friday, October 6th

National Cancer Institute Request for Information on Bioethics Issues in Cancer Research and Care; Comments Due October 6, 2017

Charlisse Caga-anan

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has published a Request for Information (RFI) in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts seeking input from all stakeholders with interests in bioethics and cancer research, clinical care, and/or public health.

In 2016, a Cancer and Bioethics Working Group comprised of NCI staff members was formed; its goals are to foster bioethics/ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications) research, and to coordinate outreach activities to educate members of the cancer community on bioethics/ELSI issues.

To better realize these goals, the members are seeking input from community members, patients, cancer researchers, physicians and other health practitioners, bioethicists, advocates, and others to help identify bioethics areas clearly relevant to cancer but in need of further development, as well as bioethics areas which are ready for translation in a cancer context. They are also seeking input on approaches for enhancing bioethics and cancer collaborations, and timely issues for bioethics and cancer outreach.

Access the Request for Information:

Comments can be submitted by October 6, 2017 using either of the following methods:
– E-mail:
– U.S. Postal Service or other delivery service:
Charlisse Caga-anan
National Cancer Institute
DCCPS/EGRP/Genomic Epidemiology Branch
9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 4E236
Bethesda, MD 20892-9763 (or Rockville, MD 20850 for express delivery)

Please include the Request for Information Notice number (NOT-CA-17-079) in the subject line of your email or letter.

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