National Partnerships to Promote Cancer Surveillance Standards and Support Data Quality and Operations of National Program of Cancer Registries

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Since the passage of the Cancer Registries Amendment Act in 1992, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports the collection of cancer surveillance data through the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). Cancer registries in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Pacific Island Jurisdictions, and the U.S. Virgin Islands collect, consolidate, and submit data on cancer occurrence, extent, treatment and outcomes of all newly diagnosed cancers. These data represent 97% of the U.S. population. CDC has established successful partnerships with national organizations to define standardized cancer surveillance practices in the U.S. and assure complete, timely, and high-quality data for the official federal U.S. Cancer Statistics.

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to fund national organizations with demonstrated expertise and capacity in cancer surveillance to enhance NPCR’s data quality and operational efficiency. This program will support up to three organizations involved directly in cancer surveillance to focus on one of three essential components: 1) Education, Standards and Translation of cancer surveillance best practices; 2) Cancer Staging Collaboration and Implementation; and 3) Standardization and Support for Laboratory and Biomarker Electronic Reporting.

The overarching goal of this project is to collaboratively define and promote uniform standards in cancer staging, collection and reporting. Funded entities will identify and address specific enhancement needs of cancer registries to attain the following outcomes: increased timeliness, completeness, and quality of data reported to NPCR; increased competency of NPCR central cancer registry staff; enhanced interoperability of NPCR software; and increased electronic submission of laboratory data to NPCR registries. 

Deadline: Apr. 20, 2018

Agency Website

Amount Description

Award ceiling for Component 1 (Education, Standards and Translation) may range up to $495,000; For Component 2 (Cancer Staging Collaboration and Implementation) may range up to $250,000; and for Component 3 (Standardization and Support of Electronic Laboratory and Biomarker Reporting) may range up to $300,000.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 20, 2018