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NCI PS-OC Network

NCI PSOC Collaborative Network


Supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the CTO is one of 12 centers across the U.S. as part of a collaborative network which is exploring new and innovative approaches to improve understanding and control of cancer. The network and centers bring together scientific teams and individual scientists from the fields of physics, mathematics, chemistry, and engineering to examine cancer using approaches that have not been followed in cancer research to date.

The NCI's goal is to join these often disparate areas of science through its various support mechanisms, including centers of excellence, to better understand the physical and chemical forces that shape and govern the emergence and behavior of cancer at all levels. The NCI anticipates that this initiative will foster the development of innovative ideas and new fields of study based on knowledge of the biological and physical laws and principles that define both normal and tumor systems. This is a new and exciting frontier for cancer research.

CTO Collaborative Network Map

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Principal Investigator: Paul Davies, Ph.D.

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Principal Investigator: Harold G. Craighead, Ph.D.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute,
Tampa, FL

Principal Investigator: Robert A. Gatenby, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Principal Investigator: Denis Wirtz, Ph.D.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Principal Investigator: Alexander van Oudenaarden, Ph.D.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Principal Investigator: Franziska Michor, Ph.D.

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Widom, Ph.D.

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Principal Investigator: Robert H. Austin, Ph.D.

The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
Principal Investigator: Peter Kuhn, Ph.D.

University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Principal Investigator: Jan Liphardt, Ph.D.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Principal Investigator: W. Daniel Hillis, Ph.D.

Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX
Principal Investigator: Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D.

University of California-Berkeley Physical Sciences-Oncology Center University of Southern California Physical Sciences-Oncology Center The Scripps Research Institute Physical Sciences-Oncology Center Arizona State University Physical Sciences-Oncology Center University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Physical Sciences-Oncology Center Northwestern University Physical Sciences-Oncology Center H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Physical Sciences-Oncology Center Cornell University Physical Sciences-Oncology Center Massachusetts Institute of Technology Physical Sciences-Oncology Center Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Physical Sciences-Oncology Center Princeton University Physical Sciences-Oncology Center Johns Hopkins University Physical Sciences-Oncology Center