PREVENT Cancer Preclinical Drug Development Program (PREVENT)

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PREVENT supports development of the best ideas in cancer prevention intervention and biomarkers using NCI contract resources instead of direct funding. The program is a peer-reviewed pipeline that focuses on research needs that are not adequately addressed by the private sector.

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Application Instructions

Submission deadlines occur twice per year on the first Monday in February and September.

NEXT Deadline: September 3, 2019

Instructions for Applying
The application template was updated on 09/12/2017.

Supported Projects

88 Projects from PREVENT Cycles 1 through 15: 

  • 54 chemoprevention projects
  • 26 immunoprevention projects
  • 8 biomarker projects

More on each project and the supported prevention approaches

Available Resources

  • Efficacy and Intermediate Endpoint Biomarker Work
  • Toxicology and Pharmacology Testing
  • Prime Contractors 2019-2023

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Program Administration

  • Governance Structure
  • Intellectual Property Considerations
  • Data Access

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