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Physical Sciences in Oncology Network Investigators Meeting


On behalf of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI), Office of Physical Sciences – Oncology, we are pleased to invite you to our Fourth Annual Physical Sciences – Oncology Centers (PS-OCs) Network Investigators' Meeting, April 17-19, 2013 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. As part of the Physical Sciences in Oncology Initiative, the PS-OC Network brings cross-disciplinary teams together to foster the development of innovative ideas and new fields of study that converge perspectives and approaches of physical sciences and engineering with cancer biology and clinical oncology.

We welcome all PS-OC contributors, ranging from principal investigators to postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, to participate in the upcoming meeting. This event will highlight scientific efforts within the PS-OC Network, promote collaborations, and provide a venue for working group discussions that will explore the physical laws and principles that shape and govern the emergence and behavior of cancer at all scales. With an eye on the future, we will also host tutorial sessions/training groups to provide education and guidance to the next generation of young scientists in the many disciplines that contribute to the PS-OCs. This year's meeting will also include a Young Investigators' meeting beginning Tuesday afternoon and continuing Wednesday morning (April 16 – 17). These sessions will feature both professional development and scientific presentations by young investigators.

We are looking forward to your participation in this important event.


Larry A. Nagahara, Ph.D.
Director, Physical Sciences – Oncology Center Program
National Cancer Institute