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Request for Applications: Travel Grant Opportunity: 2009 EORTC-NCI-ASCO Annual Meeting on “Molecular Markers in Cancer”

The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), are seeking early-career physicians and scientists who might be good candidates to apply for a grant to attend the Diagnostic Development Tutorial "From Hypothesis to Product" being held in Brussels, Belgium, October 14-15, 2009 in conjunction with the EORTC–NCI–ASCO Annual Meeting on Molecular Markers in Cancer, October 15-17, 2009.

The Tutorial is designed to address critical issues that must be considered when developing new tools to aid clinical decision-making for patients with cancer. The tutorial will also present clinical cases, and working groups and break-out sessions will be used to discuss these cases. Overviews will be given regarding certain aspects of biomarkers, including clinical potential and use. In addition to industry participants, 25 early-career physicians and scientists will be invited. Of the 25 invitees, five can be selected from the US/Canadian applicants. These five invitees will be identified through an application process managed by ASCO, NCI, and EORTC. [more]