The Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research (RTFCCR)
The Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research (RTFCCR) are excited to announce a unique opportunity for funding clinical trials for geriatric oncology patients. The goal of the program is to bring together experts in the field with the aim of making a significant impact on patient lives in less than 5 years.
Central research question: There is a critical unmet need to study pre-existing tools and appropriately use them to guide treatment in the geriatric population. The major theme of this program lies around a central research question which draws together five areas of interest under one umbrella.
Expected outcome: a joint publication to show how evidence-based assessments can be used to formulate treatments across different cancer types will have a bigger impact for the PIs and add more value to the field. Individual projects can also lead to individual publications.
Applications are invited from consortia of researchers, consisting of 5 PIs, one for each area of interest and one of whom is the program leader. The total budget for the clinical research aspect of the program is USD 2M (5 x USD 400,000), with an additional budget of USD 50,000 for program administration. Each PI is required to bring a minimum of USD 400,000 co-funding for their own topic. Further details can be found at www.risingtide-foundation.org