Jan. 8, 2014:

The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC) is actively seeking concepts for highly translational oncology trials that leverage the scientific and clinical expertise of Big Ten universities. The consortium is setting the goal to receive at least one new concept from each institution during 2014.

Click here to download the Request for Application (Microsoft Word format).

Once submitted, concepts will be discussed through a clinical trial working group mechanism. These disease-specific working groups are another way to increase collaboration across the BTCRC institutions and provide an opportunity for senior investigators to mentor junior investigators throughout the development of these translational trials.

Agendas for the working group meetings will include presentations from investigators on new concepts and updates on active/open studies. To join a working group, please contact the BTCRC Program Manager, Jessica Roy, at jroy@bigtencrc.org.

About the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium: The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium creates a unique team-research culture to drive science rapidly from ideas to treatment-changing paradigms. Within this innovative environment, today’s research leaders collaborate with and mentor the research leaders of tomorrow with the unified goal of improving the lives of all patients with cancer.

About the Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes’ lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based athletic programs of the 12 Big Ten institutions provide in excess of $141 million in direct financial aid to more than 8,200 student-athletes playing on more than 300 teams in 43 different sports. The Big Ten sponsors 26 official conference sports, 13 for men and 13 for women, and will add men’s and women’s lacrosse as the 27th and 28th official sports for the 2014-15 academic year. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.