The Physics of Cancer.

TitleThe Physics of Cancer.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsWhite FM, Gatenby RA, Fischbach C
JournalCancer Res
Date Published2019 May 01

While often described as a "disease of the genes," cancer is, in fact, a complex dynamic system in which evolving cells both affect and are affected by the physical properties of their environment. About 10 years ago, after a number of multidisciplinary workshops and meetings, the NCI leadership embarked on a bold program to systematically integrate physical sciences into cancer biology and treatment through formation of the Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (PS-ON). Here, we highlight key areas in which the two disciplines have been successfully integrated and lessons learned from the first decade of the PS-ON experiment.

Alternate JournalCancer Res.
PubMed ID31018939
PubMed Central IDPMC6497564
Grant ListU54 CA143970 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States
U54 CA193489 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States
U54 CA210180 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States
U54 CA210184 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States