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NCI Alliance Phase II (2010-15) Program Summary Now Available!

The National Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research has released the 2010-2015 Alliance Phase II Program Summary. This summary highlights the scientific and translational advances generated by all components of the Alliance during the past 5-year funding period. Visit here to download this summary for free.

Cancer Nanotechnology Plan 2015 Now Available to Download!

The National Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research has released the 2015 edition of the Cancer Nanotechnology Plan. Written by multiple leaders from across academic, private, and government sectors, the CaNanoPlan gives the strategic vision of the field's current state and its potential future. Since its last edition in 2010, this 2015 edition has greatly expanded covering over 35 topical areas in this field. Visit here to download this latest edition for free.

Nanotechnology Startup Challenge in Cancer has Begun

The Center for Advancing Innovation and the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute have partnered to launch the Nanotechnology Startup Challenge in Cancer (NSC2). This Challenge features inventions conceived and developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and is also open to teams that bring other promising cancer nano-technology inventions. The goal of the challenge is to accelerate and increase the volume of commercialized cancer nanotechnology by launching new startups. Visit the Overview page for more on the Challenge details!

NCI caNanoLab 2.0 Launched!

The National Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research and NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology have completed initial enhancements to improve usability of the caNanoLab data portal, which is now deployed as caNanoLab 2.0. To learn more about the enhancements and provide feedback, visit the caNanoLab Usability Discussion Forum.

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NCI Congratulates 2015 Recipients of CCNE, IRCN, and CNTC Awards!

The National Cancer Institute is pleased to announce recipients of new awards under the next round of the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer program. This time, 6 Centers in Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNEs) have been established. Furthermore, the initial set of 7 Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCNs) awards as well as 5 Cancer Nanotechnology Training Centers (CNTCs) have been issued. Click here for list of awardees and descriptions.


Additional receipt dates for IRCNs (U01) and CNTCs (T32) still remain and are funded through the following announcements and dates:

Learn more about other research funding opportunities.

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