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Title: Physical Sciences in Oncology Initiative
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Nagahara, Larry
Issue Date: 9-Dec-2009
Event Date: 9-Dec-2009
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.4
Notes: Institute for Advanced Study Workshop: Evolution: Foundations, Fundamentals, and Disease. Session 4: The role of evolution in biological disease: Cancer and cell dynamics.
Abstract: Cancer is one of the main public health problems facing the world today. The statistics for cancer in the United States alone are daunting with the number of Americans who will die of cancer in 2009 being projected to be over 550,000 (over 7.5 million/year worldwide). The number that will be diagnosed with the disease will exceed 1.4 million. On the positive side, there are over 12 million cancer survivors today in the United States mainly due to progress in early detection and treatment. With regards to cancer diagnostic and prognostic indicators, clinicians currently depend on the morphological and histological characteristics of a tumor or by some other biomarkers, such as prostate‐specific antigen (PSA). Recently, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded multiple institutional grants to establish twelve Physical Sciences‐Oncology Centers (PS‐OC) as part of its Physical Sciences in Oncology initiative to better understand the physical laws and principles that shape and govern the emergence and behavior of cancer.
Duration: 33 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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