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There are several types of PLCO projects. Please read the descriptions below and click the button next to the type you want.

EEMS Application for Biospecimens

Etiologic and Early Marker Studies (EEMS) is the NCI program by which access to biospecimens is granted. The first step in the approval process is the Preliminary Application. Click on this button if you would like to begin an EEMS Preliminary Application for PLCO biospecimens.

Expected time for a new project to determine review outcome: 4-6 months from the preliminary application deadline1
1 Delivery of materials occurs afterward and will require additional time.

New EEMS Preliminary Applications may be submitted from:
Feb. 23, 2024 until Aug. 16, 2024, 11:59 PM, US Eastern time

View Instructions (PDF - 135 KB)

View Policies and Procedures (PDF - 372 KB)

View Current Review Panel Members (PDF - 97 KB)

Begin an EEMS Application for Biospecimens