NCI Seeks New Technologies

October 1, 1998
Oncology NEWS International, Oncology NEWS International Vol 7 No 10, Volume 7, Issue 10

BETHESDA, Md--The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking technology systems to revolutionize cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Under a new $48 million, 5-year program dubbed the Unconventional Innovations Program, NCI is looking for new technologies "that will enable sensing of molecular alterations in the body in a way that is highly sensitive and specific, yet nonintrusive."

BETHESDA, Md--The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking technology systems to revolutionize cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Under a new $48 million, 5-year program dubbed the Unconventional Innovations Program, NCI is looking for new technologies "that will enable sensing of molecular alterations in the body in a way that is highly sensitive and specific, yet nonintrusive."

NCI has requested input from molecular and cellular biologists, engineers, physicists, chemists, and computational biologists who can point to new directions for research. Information obtained will be used to outline government research goals that will be issued in late 1998 or early 1999, followed by requests for specific research proposals.