Wisconsin Prostate Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE)

Wisconsin Prostate SPORE

NOW OPEN

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The UW Prostate SPORE is excited to announce that we are soliciting applications for the two grant opportunities below.

DEVELOPMENTAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

The Developmental Research Program (DRP) supports early-phase projects that will stimulate creation of multi-disciplinary teams to conduct impactful research, high-risk, high-reward ideas that may be too early for traditional grant mechanisms, and projects that lead to reduced morbidity and mortality in patients with prostate cancer. More details about criteria and objectives can be found in the RFA. If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity, complete the online application by 5 p.m. on April 5, 2024.

 

CAREER ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

The Career Enhancement Program (CEP) provides a unique collaborative structure and mechanism to cultivate the development of outstanding research careers for early-stage investigators, faculty and mid-level investigators who desire to focus their careers toward translational research in prostate cancer. Importantly, each trainee will have the opportunity to utilize cross-campus opportunities for research and didactic training. More details about criteria and objectives can be found in the RFA. If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity, complete the online application by 5 p.m. on April 5, 2024.

Welcome to the Wisconsin Prostate Cancer SPORE

University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, under the direction of Dr.’s David Jarrard and Douglas McNeel, have been designated as a Specialized Program of Research Excellence, or SPORE, by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for research initiatives to advance new prostate cancer treatments as of June 2023. 

The Wisconsin Prostate SPORE focuses on Prostate Cancer translational research, which means that the goals of each SPORE research project must link laboratory research (bench) to the clinic setting (bedside) and ultimately aim to improve overall outcome for patients with Prostate Cancer. The Wisconsin Prostate SPORE comprises three main translational research projects, three supporting cores, a Developmental Research Program (DRP) and a Career Enhancement Program (CEP).

RESEARCH PROJECTS

The UW Prostate Cancer
SPORE has three primary research projects:

Project 1 – Tumor Microenvironment

Project 2 – Targeted Immunotherapy

Project 3 – Selective Treatment of
Resistant Lesions

 

CORE RESOURCES

The SPORE supports research with three Cores:

Administrative Core 

Integrated Pathology Radiology

Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Prostate SPORE Pilot Award Programs

The Career Enhancement Program (CEP) and Developmental Research Program (DRP) fund innovative prostate cancer pilot research projects.

The Career Enhancement Program (CEP)

Developmental Research Program (DRP)

Prostate Research Group

NEWS

UW CARBONE CANCER CENTER RECEIVES SPORE DESIGNATION, FEDERAL GRANT TO SUPPORT PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH:

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