Pre-Application Webinar: Understanding Expectancies in Cancer Symptom Management

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Due to an unanticipated scheduling conflict, the Pre-Application Webinar: Understanding Expectancies in Cancer Symptom Management (PAR-23-273) has been canceled. To receive updates on a pre-recorded presentation or if the webinar is rescheduled, please contact and with the subject line, "Subscribe to PAR-23-273 Mailing List."

This webinar will provide information about PAR-23-273, “Understanding Expectancies in Cancer Symptom Management (R01 - Clinical Trial Required).” NCI is interested in mechanistic research that aims to understand how and why expectancy effects occur in a cancer context, elucidate their role in cancer symptom management, and identify patients, symptoms, cancer sites, and contexts in which expectancy effects can be leveraged to improve cancer outcomes.

Expectancies are defined in this context as beliefs about future outcomes, including one’s response to cancer or cancer treatment. Expectancies can be evoked by social, psychological, environmental, and systemic factors. Expectancy effects are the cognitive, behavioral, and biological outcomes caused by expectancies. Expectancy effects can be generated by expectancies held by patients, clinicians, family members, caregivers, and/or dyadic/social networks. Program is particularly interested in applications that enroll individuals and groups from populations historically underrepresented or excluded from biomedical and behavioral research.

Participation in the webinar is not required to submit an application.

NCI staff will provide an overview of the funding opportunity, application process, and address general questions. Feel free to submit any questions in advance of the webinar to:

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Closed captioning will be available to all participants. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Requests should be made at least five business days in advance of the event.


Rebecca Ferrer, Ph.D.
Rebecca Ferrer, Ph.D.

Program Director,
Behavioral Research Program,
National Cancer Institute

Paul Han, M.D., M.A., M.P.H.
Paul Han, M.D., M.A., M.P.H.

Senior Scientist,
Behavioral Research Program,
National Cancer Institute

Last Updated
August 25, 2023