Foundation for the NIH to Support Worldwide Competition Focused on Improving the Accuracy of Lung Cancer Screenings

CT ScanThe Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to support a worldwide Coding for Cancer™ competition focused on improving the accuracy of lung cancer screenings. Inaccurate results, in the form of false positives, cause a considerable amount of stress for patients and may require them to spend money on costly follow-up screenings. The competition will be designed and coordinated by the NCI’s Cancer Imaging Program and will offer up to $1.8 million in prizes.
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The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is pleased to announce a workshop and progress update on the Osteoarthritis Biomarkers Consortium Project, which will be held immediately before the opening plenary session of the World Congress on Osteoarthritis in Seattle on April 30.


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2015 Lurie Prize Save the DateThe FNIH Award Ceremony and presentation of the 2015 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences will be held May 20, in Washington, D.C. Individual and table tickets are now available, as are sponsorship opportunities. Click here to learn more >>


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