Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 5/11/2022

Equity in Access to Cancer Cachexia Clinical Trials

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies. Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a general area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an internal Pfizer review process For all independent quality improvement responsible to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the practice gaps as outlined in the specific RFP.

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on supporting initiatives to improve identification and equity in access to cancer cachexia clinical trials.

More than 50% of people with advanced cancer will suffer from cancerrelated cachexia.1 It is a major contributor to morbidity, associated with progressive impairment in function and quality of life, increased risk of anticancer treatment-related toxicity and with reduced survival.1-3 It is devastating for patients and their families.  

Disease modifying therapies and supportive care are the cornerstones of cancer treatment.The ASCO and ESMO cancer cachexia guidelines advocate multimodal interventions for cancer-related cachexia, as a component of supportive care, but note the paucity of approved, effective pharmacological treatment. Currently, there is no licensed pharmacological treatment or agreed standard of care in the US or Europe.

It is important to improve equity and patient access for cancer cachexia trials to potentially improve the quality of life for patients living with cancer cachexia. 

Grant Application due date: June 30, 2022 

Eligibility Requirements

Geographic Scope: Global

• The following may apply: medical, dental, nursing, allied health, and/or pharmacy professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations and medical societies; medical education companies; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare professional education and/or healthcare improvement.   • If the project involves multiple departments within an institution and/or between different institutions / organizations / associations. All institutions must have a relevant role and the requesting organization must have a key role in the project. • For projects offering continuing education credit, the requesting organization must be accredited. 

Amount Description

 Individual projects requesting up to $100,000 will be considered. The estimated total available budget related to this RFP is $600,000.

Funding Type