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Recent PS-ON News

July 2021
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News: Fatty Acid Uptake Profiling Advances Single-Cancer-Cell Understanding

Features a Journal of the American Chemical Society study by PS-ON researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology. They developed a technique to profile fatty acid uptake in single cells, which was integrated with a protein analysis platform to determine relationships between fatty acid influx, oncogenic signaling, and glioblastoma proliferation.

June 2021
WFMZ-TV 69: Looking at Tumors Through a New Lens: New Research May Improve Efficacy of Glioblastoma Immunotherapy

Highlights a Nature Communications study by PS-ON researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology. They developed a new approach to study tumors, which revealed features that determine the effectiveness of immunotherapy.

May 2021
Medium: Engineering Immune Cells to Invade Tumors

Features a recent Nature study by PS-ON investigators at the University of Minnesota showing the potential of engineered T cells to better infiltrate tumor tissue

March 2021
Phys.org: Researchers Reveal 3D Structure Responsible for Gene Expression

Summarizes a Science study by PS-ON investigators at Northwestern University with the first 3D image of the Mediator-bound pre-initiation complex.

January 2021
Chemical & Engineering News: Cancer Cells Can Evolve by Combining

Highlights a Nature Ecology and Evolution study by PS-ON investigators at Moffitt Cancer Center, which revealed that when cancer cells fuse, they combine genetic materials, increasing diversity.

January 2021
Nature Bioengineering – Behind the Paper: Towards Providing Physicians with a Quantitative Tool for Optimizing Immunotherapy Treatment Protocols for Each Individual Patient

Shares the background and story of a Nature Biomedical Engineering study by researchers at Houston Methodist PS-ON. They built a mathematical model to predict responses to immunotherapy.

PS-ON Videos: Patient Advocacy

Empowering GENErations: Have You Had the Family Cancer Talk?

June 2021
Basser Center's Black & BRCA initiative: Empowering GENErations: Have You Had the Family Cancer Talk?

This virtual panel, including Ashley Dedmon (a PS-ON patient advocate), Dr. Payal Shah (an oncologist), and Tiffiney Carter (a genetic counselor) focuses on discussing hereditary cancer with your family.

PS-ON Advocate Spotlights and Partnering with Advocates Break-Out Sessions

September 2020
PS-ON Advocate Spotlights and Partnering with Advocates Break-Out Sessions

This YouTube playlist of videos from the 2020 PS-ON Annual meeting features PS-ON patient advocates (including Susan Samson, Bob Riter, Valencia Robinson, Mariah McMahon, and Anne Meyn) discussing PS-ON patient advocacy activities.

YouTube playlist of videos from the 2020 PS-ON Annual meeting

September 2020
Celebrating a Decade of PS-ON Research

This YouTube playlist of videos from the 2020 PS-ON Annual meeting features investigators (including Dr. Bob Gatenby, Dr. Claudia Fischbach, Dr. Denis Wirtz, Dr. Thomas Halloran, and Dr. Carole Baas) describing a decade of physical sciences – oncology research at their PS-ON Centers.

Ashley Dedmon

February 2020
Tedx Talk: The Generational Impact of Cancer - BRCA2 Positive

Ashley Dedmon, a PS-ON patient advocate, discusses the generational impact that cancer has had on her life, including a family history of cancer, her BRCA2journey, and her experience with genetic testing.

Dr. Carole Baas, the PS-ON National Advocate, interviews Dr. Jeremy Mason

December 2019
Advocate Chat at the 2019 Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation Symposium

Dr. Carole Baas, the PS-ON National Advocate, interviews Dr. Jeremy Mason about how he became involved in cancer research, his current work in predictive modeling, and what the future holds for his studies.

Dr. Kristin Swanson with Bill Nye

January 2018
Bill Nye Saves the World — With Help From Dr. Kristin Swanson

Dr. Kristin Swanson, a PS-ON investigator at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses how her lab uses mathematical oncology to match patients to optimal treatments on Bill Nye’s Netflix show.

Dr. David Odde

November 2017
TedxMinneapolis: How cell phones and video gaming can help cancer patients

Dr. David Odde, a PS-ON investigator at the University of Minnesota, shares how cell phones and video gaming can help cancer patients by building computer models that predict patient prognosis and point to potential therapeutic strategies.

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