ANNOUNCEMENT: FY 95 Breast Cancer Research Program, Department of Defense

Keith L. Cowing kcowing at
Mon Apr 10 12:29:45 EST 1995

FY 95 Department of Defense
Breast Cancer Research Program

The U.S. Army will provide $150 million to continue the Department of
Defense's Breast Cancer Research Program.  Of these monies, $20 million
will be allocated for mammography efforts and $15 million will be provided
for 3 institutions with dedicated breast cancer centers as described in
the 1994 Defense Appropriations Act.  The remaining $115 million is
designated to initiate new breast cancer research under a solicitation by
the Department of the Army.

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) plans to
solicit proposals for breast cancer research for its FY 95 Breast Cancer
Research Program through a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to be released
in June, 1995*.  This program will closely follow the strategy outlined by
the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in its report to the U.S. Army in 1993**. 
Overall goals of the program include the reduction of the incidence of
breast cancer, the increase in survival rates, and the improvement of the
quality of life for women diagnosed with this disease.  This program will
continue to emphasize research that is innovative, interdisciplinary, and
complementary to other nationally sponsored efforts.  Awards will be made
based on scientific excellence and programmatic relevance.  Proposals will
be sought across all disciplines to include the following areas: public
health, non conventional therapies, psychosocial issues, occupational
health, nursing research, economics, social sciences, quality of care,
epidemiology, and environmental concerns.  Proposal submission is targeted
for September, 1995.

The USAMRMC particularly wants to solicit participation by women, minority
individuals and institutions, younger scientists not previously involved
in breast cancer research.

For more information and/or to request a BAA, please address inquiries to:

Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702-5012
Phone: 301-619-7076 or 301-619-7786
FAX: 301-619-7792



* Copies of the FY 95 Breast Cancer Research Program BAA, when released in
June 1995, as well as other information regarding this program, will be
available in electronic form in the"Professional Opportunities" section of
the AIBS gopher.  The AIBS gopher can be reached at or by
web browser at gopher://

** The 1993 IOM report referenced above is "Strategies for Managing the
Breast Cancer Research Program: A Report of the U.S. Army Medical Research
and Development Command" prepared by the IOM's Division of Health Sciences
Policy.  This report was published by the National Academy Press, 2101
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418.  The National Academy Press
can be reached at  1-800-624-6242, at the NAS gopher at gopher.nas edu, or
at the NAS web server at

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