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Administration and Outreach Core

The Administration and Outreach Core supports SPORE projects and investigators by managing SPORE resources, quality control, and communication and outreach, including fostering interaction among SPORE components and collaborators, other SPORES, the patient and advocate community, and the NCI. This management and support is accomplished through a series of oversight committees and organized administrative and scientific meetings of SPORE investigators, institutional representatives and external advisors. Specific functions of the Core include:

  • To administratively manage and coordinate all SPORE-related research
  • To monitor and manage financial resources
  • To create and prepare documents and reports to ensure compliance with federal regulations and reporting requirements
  • To administer the Developmental Research (pilot project) and Career Development Programs
  • To organize all meetings, seminars, and travel related to Breast Cancer SPORE activities
  • To serve as a point of contact to all VICC fundraising activities focused in breast cancer
  • To support and coordinate all internal and external collaborations
  • To serve as a main point of with NCI, the advocacy community, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies