I attended the 4th Annual Physical Sciences in Oncology (PS-OC) Meeting from April 17-19, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Cornell University is one of 12 PS-OC centers across the country. The PS-OC network is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This conference was helpful for me in contextualizing our group’s research within the national network; I found the sections on clinical applications and physical sciences perspectives on metastasis most relevant to our research.
From the NCI PS-OC office:
“The Office of Physical Sciences – Oncology (OPSO) leads the NCI’s efforts to establish research projects that bring together cancer biologists and oncologists with scientists from the fields of physics, mathematics, chemistry, and engineering to address some of the major questions and barriers in cancer research.”