(From the February 2014 issue of Research Now)
Phase I/II Infrastructure grants are intended to accelerate early phase research efforts to increase patient participation and speed up completion of studies. ALSF will provide $625,000 over the course of five years to six institutions. Additionally, to sustain the momentum, at the close of the five-year period, the Foundation will match the project’s institutional fundraising for a subsequent five years.
The funding awarded to Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD, will assist in expediting the process of enrolling children with cancer in clinical trials. The ALSF Phase I/II Infrastructure grant will specifically support the critical positions that it takes to successfully launch and run Phase I/II trials. These positions will be Phase 1 Research Nurse, Phase 1 Lead CRC, and Phase 1 Lead Data CRC.