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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.

PAR Request Form for Specimen Verification

The NCI has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Utilizing the PLCO Biospecimens Resource to Bridge Gaps in Cancer Etiology and Early Detection Research (PAR-21-330), for soliciting grant applications to utilize the PLCO Biorepository. Click on this button to initiate a Request Form for Specimen Verification, to confirm availability of biospecimens.

Expected time for a new project to determine if biospecimens are available: 3 weeks12
1 Grant processing occurs afterward and will require additional time.
2 Delivery of materials occurs afterward and will require additional time.

View Instructions (PDF - 177 KB)

View Policies and Procedures (PDF - 372 KB)

New PAR Request Forms for Specimen Verification are not currently being accepted.