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Princeton University

Princeton University
Princeton University Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (PU PS-OC) will focus on how to control the evolution of cancer resistance to chemotherapy. Drug resistance is the major barrier to successful cancer treatment, and understanding its development will facilitate the creation of new agents with improved efficacy. These investigators will use the basics of physics to evaluate stress response mechanisms in a variety of fundamental as well as clinically relevant studies. This work will also focus on the evolution of this resistance to understand its origin and dynamics. The investigators hypothesize that evolution in a small, stressed microenvironment will generate the rapid emergence of resistance. This center will utilize novel microfabrication techniques and single cell genomic analysis to evaluate such a micro-environment amid metabolic and mechanical stressors. Moreover, these investigators will determine if stress can alter the types of mutations accumulated by cells. They will also address how a mutation can spread from an individual cell to the entire tumor.
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CENTERS

 
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Physical Science-Oncology Centers

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded cooperative agreements to 12 leading institutions to build a collaborative network of Physical Science-Oncology Centers (PS-OCs).

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCES-ONCOLOGY CENTERS

 
Arizona State University Arizona State University
Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Principal Investigator: Paul Davies, Ph.D.
Scientific Investigator: William M. Grady, M.D.
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

Principal Investigator: Franziska Michor, Ph.D.
Scientific Investigator: Eric C. Holland, M.D., Ph.D.
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Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University
Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Principal Investigator: Denis Wirtz, Ph.D.
Scientific Investigator: Gregg L. Semenza, M.D., Ph.D.
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The Methodist Hospital Research Institute The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX

Principal Investigator: Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D.
Scientific Investigator: Steven A. Curley, M.D.
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Princeton University Princeton University
Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Principal Investigator: Robert H. Austin, Ph.D.
Scientific Investigator: Thea D. Tlsty, Ph.D.
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Stanford University Stanford University
Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Principal Investigator: Jan Liphardt, Ph.D.
Scientific Investigator: Valerie M. Weaver, Ph.D.
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Cornell University Cornell University
Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Principal Investigator: Michael L. Shuler, Ph.D.
Scientific Investigator: Barbara L. Hempstead, M.D., Ph.D.
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H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL

Principal Investigator: Robert A. Gatenby, M.D.
Scientific Investigator: Robert J. Gillies, Ph.D.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Principal Investigator: Scott Manalis, Ph.D.
Scientific Investigator: Tyler Jacks, Ph.D.
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Northwestern University Northwestern University
Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Principal Investigator: Thomas V. O'Halloran, Ph.D.
Scientific Investigator: Jonathan D. Licht, M.D.
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The Scripps Research Institute The Scripps Research Institute
Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Principal Investigator: Peter Kuhn, Ph.D.
Scientific Investigator: Kelly J. Bethel, M.D.
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University Of Southern California University Of Southern California
Physical Sciences-Oncology Center
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Principal Investigator: W. Daniel Hillis, Ph.D.
Scientific Investigator: David B. Agus, M.D.
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