Breast Cancer Research e-news (CBCRP) Vol11No3

March 13, 2017
QUICKSTART: Gain a Competitive Edge in Community Based Participatory Research in Breast Cancer
March 31, 2017 – QuickStart Application Deadline for Teams
 
The California Breast Cancer Research Program and Commonweal invite you to apply to QuickStart, an innovative three-month program that supports community-academic teams in conducting community based participatory research (CBPR) related to breast cancer. This is a rare opportunity to get technical assistance directly from a potential funder on a research proposal that you develop over the course of the program. Participants will be able to build their partnership and workshop a research idea through in-person and online sessions, written assignments and a mock review of a draft grant proposal. QuickStart participants have a competitive edge when submitting research proposals.
To learn more about QuickStart and to download the Call for Applications and application forms, visit our website at www.cabreastcancer.org/funding-opportunities/crc/quick-start-training.html.
 
Funding Opportunity: California Breast Cancer Prevention Initiative
April 6, 2017 - Application Deadline: Community-Driven Pilot Studies to Explore Racial Ethnic Disparities in Consumer Product Availability and Use - New Budget Guidance
 
The goal of this initiative is to leverage California’s ethnic diversity to improve our conceptualization of the factors contributing to breast cancer disparities by gaining an understanding of how the marketing, availability and usage of consumer products vary by ethnicity and the chemical ingredients in the products.
 
We invite community organizations to form a consortium with scientists to conductCommunity-Driven Pilot Studies to Explore Racial Ethnic Disparities in Consumer Product Availability and Use projects. There are two types of projects open for funding, each with a maximum duration of three years:
 
·         Project I to identify and analyze existing marketing data of consumer products used by girls and women in California
Maximum Direct Costs $250,000
 
·         Project II to document the range and purchasing patterns of one or more racial/ethnic group in California
Maximum Direct Costs $350,000
 
New Guidance on Budgets
Guidance in determining how you should structure your grant budget(s) is now available at http://www.cabreastcancer.org/files/cbcpi-funding/CP%20Budget%20Scenerios.pdf
 
Visit our website at www.cbcrp.org/funding-opportunities/sri/index.html to learn more about this initiative and to listen to the informational webinar.  
Application materials are available on proposalCentral athttps://proposalcentral.altum.com/
 
Funding Opportunity: California Breast Cancer Prevention Initiatives
May 11, 2017 – Application Deadline for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Breast Cancer Risk
 
Funding is available for investigators to analyze cohort studies to determine if adverse experiences during childhood contributes to increased breast cancer risk, risk of specific breast cancer subtypes, and/or major risk factors for breast cancer.
 
The Adverse Childhood Experiences and Breast Cancer Risk initiative will be funded through a request for proposals for:
 
·         Maximum duration: 3 years
·         Maximum Direct Costs $600,000
 
An informational webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 11am to 12pm.  Please email us at sri@cabreastcancer.org to register. 
 
Be sure to visit our website at www.cbcrp.org/funding-opportunities/sri/index.html to learn more about this initiative.  
Application materials are available on proposalCentral athttps://proposalcentral.altum.com/
 
Tax Season is Here! – 405 Check the Box. Join the Fight.
Over 27,000 Californians will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017.*
 
This tax season, choose to help make a difference in the fight against this deadly disease.
 
How? You can help us conquer breast cancer in your community with a contribution to the California Breast Cancer Research Fund on line 405 of your state income tax form 540. Your contribution is automatically tax deductible for the following year, and the money goes directly to the California Breast Cancer Research Program to support new approaches to diagnose, treat, and prevent breast cancer.
 
Help us identify the true causes of breast cancer so that we may ultimately prevent it.
 
Tell your tax preparer about donating to the California Breast Cancer Research Fund Tax Checkoff – Line 405, which was identified as a “model fund” by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, chair of the CA Senate Committee on Governance and Finance.  
Other ways you can also support CBCRP are:
·         Making “California Breast Cancer Research Program” your support recipient on Amazon Smile. When you choose CBCRP, we receive 0.5% of the purchase price.
·         Making your donation on-line or by mail
Visit ‘www.cabreastcancer.org/support-us/index.html’> to learn more and to give now.
 
New Advocacy Involvement Tools for Investigators
Because we require applicants for all CBCRP funding to engage breast cancer or community advocates in their projects, and this may be a new skill set for some investigators, we have created a suite of technical assistance (TA) tools designed to answer questions and provide support. We are offering:
·         TA modules: Brief, narrated PowerPoint presentations
·         Webinars:  Opportunities to sign up for upcoming webinars or listen to archived webinars providing information about CBCRP expectations and tips for involving advocates at the letter of intent (LOI) and application stages.
·         Samples of strong advocacy involvement responses to CBCRP requirements
·         Example timelines of collaboration and compensation
·         Reading lists
Visit http://www.cabreastcancer.org/approach/advocacy-involvement/resources-for-investigators.html to explore these materials and learn how to meaningfully involve advocates your research or to fine tune your process.