A new website – ESOCAN – is now available (https://esocan.org). It focuses on providing information on the epidemiology and prevention of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) which is potentially useful to the general public and health care providers. Specifically, it’s pages address: Background describes the basic epidemiology of esophageal cancerRisk factors summarizes what is known about possible causes of EAC and opportunities … Continue reading →
The publications page has been update with 10 (!) new BEACON publications. Two others have been submitted. We are no longer using BaseCamp for managing BEACON resources due to cost contraints. All study questionnaires and other documents that were on BaseCamp are being kept on an encrypted website and available to members by request. … Continue reading →
The date and location of the next workshop is yet to be determined.
Thanks to Doug Corley, Jen Schneider, and Kaiser Permanente Northern California for their efforts and contributions in hosting the 12th Annual BEACON Workshop, and to all participants for making it such a fun and worthwhile meeting. … Continue reading →
At the May BEACON workshop the attached slides from Dr. Gabriel Lai from NCI were presented to update BEACON members on current FOAs (funding opportunity announcement), grantsmanship resources and upcoming meetings and webinars. BEACON 2016 – EGRP FOAs and resources … Continue reading →
A new PAR (PAR-16-131: Emerging Questions in Cancer Systems Biology (U01) (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-131.html ) has been announced that includes certain population sciences issues. The first round of submissions to the new PAR are due June 24, 2016, and there will be 5 more submission dates through 2018. A pre-submission webinar will be held this Wed. April 27th from 3-4 pm EST. … Continue reading →
NCI has approved a new funding opportunity for BETRNet (Barett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network.) While the FOA has not yet been published, the presentation to the Board of Scientific Advisors can be downloaded by clicking here, and the notice of intent to publish is here. … Continue reading →