||Over the past few decades, advances in technology have played a key role in enhancing the quality of cancer care through improvements in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Programs at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) promote the use of media technology to develop innovative cancer communication products that address the cancer continuum from prevention to survivorship.
In the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, the eHealth SBIR/STTR program encourages the small business research community to translate cancer research into commercially viable products for primary care professionals, researchers, patients and their families, and the general public to help reduce the disease burden of cancer. All Phase II SBIR/STTR grantees and contractors assigned to this program, who have completed or are about to complete their research, are required to participate in a “Linking Science and Business Showcase”. Participants present their research findings and demonstrate their products to an audience of staff from several NIH institutes, venture capitalists and the cancer control community. Selected attendees are asked to evaluate their presentations. The 100 showcased products are being placed online at: http://sbir-cancercontrol.cancer. gov/ sbir/publicHome. do.
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