For whatever reason, I’ve never interacted much with the hard-core cancer crowd, perhaps because NCI-designated cancer centers seem to be their own fiefdoms at academic health centers. Hardly an excuse, but I’ve just come across this incredibly sweet NCI portal while introducing a new (junior) faculty researcher to the land of milk & honey.
The Cancer Research Portfolio allows you to quickly and easily search for NIH funded research, funding opportunities, and research resources on all topics, types, and stages of cancer research. Skip CRISP and the NIH Guide if you want info on cancer-related extramural research awards, contracts, intramural studies, clinical trials, and funding opportunities. And who knew there was a Common Scientific Outline for cancer research? Or that this Common Scientific Outline provides structure for a comprehensive International Cancer Research Portfolio that includes ACS, ONS, Komen Foundation, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and the Calif Breast Cancer Foundation.