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Cancer Treatment Research

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Purpose of this program:

To develop the means to cure as many cancer patients as possible and to control the disease in those patients who are not cured. Cancer Treatment Research includes the development and evaluation of improved methods of cancer treatment through the support and performance of both fundamental and applied laboratory and clinical research. Research is supported in the discovery, development, and clinical testing of all modes of therapy including: surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and biological therapy, both individually and in combination. In addition, research is carried out in areas of nutritional support, stem cell and bone marrow transplantation, studies to reduce toxicity of cytotoxic therapies, and other methods of supportive care that may supplement and enhance primary treatment. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program: To expand and improve the SBIR program; to increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development; to increase small business participation in Federal research and development; and to foster and encourage participation of socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns and women-owned small business concerns in technological innovation. Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program: To stimulate and foster scientific and technological innovation through cooperative research and development carried out between small business concerns and research institutions; to foster technology transfer between small business concerns and research institutions; to increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development; and to foster and encourage participation of socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns and women-owned small business concerns in technological innovation.