Trans-NCI Cancer and Aging Coordinating Committee (CACC)

In an effort to integrate and coordinate cancer and aging activities across NCI as well as enhance collaboration with the National Institutes of Aging, NCI created the Trans-NCI Cancer and Aging Coordinating Committee (CACC) made up of representatives from Divisions and Offices across NCI.  

The CACC coordinates analysis and review of the NCI-funded research portfolio related to cancer and aging, identifies gaps and opportunities to address those gaps through extramural activities, and develops communication initiatives and hosts events to inform the research community of relevant priorities and resources.

The monthly CACC meetings are open to interested NCI extramural program staff and fellows. Contact the Co-Chairs for more information.

Future Directions

To advance the committee’s mission, CACC members commit to:

  1. Optimizing function by broadening facilitation among members to increase the number and diversity of representatives with rotating leadership responsibilities. One option under consideration is a model with two co-chairs, a core planning group, and subcommittees to develop specific extramural activities.
  2. Expanding NCI’s visibility by creating and nurturing productive partnerships within and across NCI, NIA, and other NIH institutes, centers, and offices.
  3. Advancing programmatic and extramural capacity-building by inviting NIH colleagues to present relevant portfolios, funding opportunities, published research, and providing extramural grantsmanship resources.

Co-Chairs:

Lisa Gallicchio, Ph.D., Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Chamelli Jhappan, Ph.D., Division of Cancer Biology

Timeline of CACC Milestones

2022
 

April


Webinar

Innovative and Scalable Interventions and Assessment Methods That Address Physical Decline in Older Cancer Survivors

Speakers:

 

April


AACR NCI session “Cancer and Aging Research and Resource Development Opportunities.”

 

February


The Trans-NCI Cancer and Aging Coordinating Committee (CACC) established the following working groups:

 

January


CACC leadership transition to Lisa Gallicchio and Chamelli Jhappan.

2021
 

December


Webinar

The Use of Biological and Digital Biomarkers in Cancer and Aging Research

Speakers:

 

October


Forum

Trans-NCI Extramural Awareness Group (TEAG) Forum (Part 2): Clinical Science on Cancer and Aging

Moderators:

 

October


Grantee Meeting

NCI P30 Cancer Center Support Grants for new interdisciplinary research on cancer and aging

Moderators:

 

September


Webinar

Cellular Senescence and Cancer Therapy: Mechanisms and Strategies to Improve Health During Survivorship

Speakers:

 

September


Forum

Trans-NCI Extramural Awareness Group (TEAG) Forum (Part 1): Coordination of Cancer and Aging Research Support Across NCI (CACC)

Moderators:

 

August


Publication

Siddique A, Simonsick E, Gallicchio L. Functional decline among older cancer survivors in the Baltimore longitudinal study of aging. J Am Geriatr Soc. Published online August 3, 2021. doi:10.1111/ jgs.17369

 

June


Grantee Meeting

NCI P30 Cancer Center Support Grants for new interdisciplinary research on cancer and aging

Moderators:

 

May


Webinar

Measuring Patients’ Pace of Biological Aging Through Life-Course Research

Speakers:

 

March


Webinar

Targeting Aging to Transform Human Health

Speakers:

 

February


Publication

Guida JL, Agurs-Collins T, Ahles TA, et al. Strategies to prevent or remediate cancer and treatment-related Aging. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021;113(2):112–122. Published online April 29, 2020. doi:10.1093/jnci/djaa060

 

January


Notice of Special Interest Published

Understanding the Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatment on Aging Trajectories and Aging Outcomes (NOT-CA-21-031)

Led by:

 

January


Webinar

Cancer and Aging: Microenvironmental Impact on Oncogenesis and Immunity

Speakers:

2020
 
 

November


Accelerated Aging Following Cancer Treatment

27th Annual Maryland State Council on Cancer Control Conference

Keynote:

 

October


Webinar

Hindsight Is 2020: Lessons Learned from Cancer and Aging Researchers on Submitting an NIH Grant

Speakers:

 

September


Webinar

Geriatric Assessment in Oncology: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Speakers:

 

September


Funding Opportunity Published

Aging, Cancer-Initiating Cells, and Cancer Development (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Led by:

 

July


Think Tank

Cancer, Aging and COVID-19

Speakers:

 

March


Notice of Special Interest Published

Administrative Supplements for Understanding Aging Trajectories among Cancer Survivors (NOT-CA-20-037)

Led by:

 

March


Publication

Guida JL, Green PA, Gallicchio L. Envisioning Arti’s ‘Cadillac Study’ to assess aging trajectories in cancer survivors. J Geriatr Oncol. 2020;11(2):175–178. Published online July 8, 2019. doi:10.1016/j. jgo.2019.06.009.

 

January


Webinar

Canaries in the Coal Mine: What We Can Learn about Aging from Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Speakers:

2019
 
 

October


Webinar

Building Infrastructure for Cancer and Aging Research

Speakers:

 

June


Inaugural meeting of the Trans-NCI Cancer and Aging Coordinating Committee (CACC).

CACC Steering Committee Members (2019 – 2021)1
Name Division/Office/Center
Nelson Aguila Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Weiwei Chen Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
Lisa Gallicchio Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
Paige Green2 Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
Kevin Howcroft3 Division of Cancer Biology
Chamelli Jhappan Division of Cancer Biology
Richard Little Division of Cancer
Treatment and Diagnosis
Nicole McNeil Ford Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Gabriela Riscuta Division of Cancer Prevention
Ana I. Robles Office of Cancer Clinical
Proteomics Research
Diane St. Germain4 Division of Cancer Prevention
Matthew Young Division of Cancer Prevention

1 Appointed by NCI DOC leadership
2 Inaugural Chair of the CACC
3 Designated NCI liaison to the Trans-NIH Geroscience Interest Group
4 DCP Designated Representative

Last Updated
July 14, 2022