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NCI awards $15.2 million to create Princeton Physical Sciences -- Oncology Center
Date:10/26/2009

remely favorable for the growth of mammalian cells, triggering rapid evolution in a relatively short period of time. This process also may require the development of novel three-dimensional fabrication techniques.

Additional members of the research team include David Botstein, the director of Princeton's Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, who will lead the center's outreach and education efforts; David Haussler, a professor of biomolecular engineering and the director of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, and Nader Pourmand, an assistant professor of biomolecular engineering, both of the University of California-Santa Cruz; Robert Getzenberg, the director of research of the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital; and Beverly Emerson, a professor in the Regulatory Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

The other centers in the National Cancer Institute's new network will be based at Arizona State University, Cornell University, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Northwestern University, the Scripps Research Institute, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Southern California and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

"By bringing a fresh set of eyes to the study of cancer, these new centers have great potential to advance, and sometimes challenge, accepted theories about cancer and its supportive microenvironment," said National Cancer Institute Director John Niederhuber. "Physical scientists think in terms of time, space, pressure, heat and evolution in ways that we hope will lead to new understandings of the multitude of forces that govern cancer -- and with that understanding, we hope to develop new and innovative methods of arresting tumor growth and metastasis."


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