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American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference on Engineering and Physical Sciences in Oncology
The first/inaugural AACR Special Conference on “Engineering and Physical Sciences in Oncology” will take place on June 25-28, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts. This conference has been organized by co-chairpersons, Drs. Joan Brugge, Rakesh Jain, and Robert Langer to celebrate the advances made at the interface of engineering/physical sciences and oncology and to explore the new frontiers in this emerging multidisciplinary field.  The abstract submission and award application deadline is April 11, 2016, and the advance deadline to register is Friday, May 13, 2016.  Dr. Nastaran Z. Kuhn of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will chair a session on “Funding Opportunities: Physical Sciences in Oncology Programs,” which will include presentations about opportunities within various programs at the NCI and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The session on funding opportunities will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Please visit the meeting website to view the program, submit an abstract, and register to attend.

American Physical Society March Meeting 2016
Dr. Michael Graham Espey of the National Cancer Institute will participate in the “War on Cancer: Physics Enters the Fray” session at the American Physical Society (APS) Meeting on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 8:00 AM-11:00 AM in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dr. Espey’s presentation on “The National Cancer Institute’s Physical Sciences- Oncology Network,” begins at 10:24 AM.  His presentation will include a brief program overview followed by a strategic discussion with the APS community to exchange perspectives on the progression of trans-disciplinary physical sciences in cancer research.

Physical Sciences-Oncology Network Kickoff Meeting and Symposium
On the afternoon of July 22, 2015 investigators from the newly awarded PS-OCs convened to introduce their respective Centers and begin networking in areas of mutual interest. On July 23-24, 2015 an open scientific symposium brought together the larger research community, including PS-OC investigators from the initial phase of the program, to discuss more broadly on how this Network can uniquely identify and address major questions or barriers in cancer research.