New Initiative on Aging and Cancer

January 1, 2004

Targeting the relationship between cancer and aging, the NationalCancer Institute and the National Institute on Aging will jointlyfund a new initiative to investigate the correlation between thetwo. The institutes will provide approximately $25 million in grantsover the 5-year program, with $5 million awarded in the initial year toeight institutions.

Targeting the relationship between cancer and aging, the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Aging will jointly fund a new initiative to investigate the correlation between the two. The institutes will provide approximately $25 million in grants over the 5-year program, with $5 million awarded in the initial year to eight institutions. "The need for research at the aging-cancer interface has never been more urgent," NCI said in announcing the initiative. The program's initial grants went to researchers at Case Western Reserve University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, University of Iowa, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado, and University of Washington.