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Features examples of PS-ON research advances from 2021.
40 Under 40 in Cancer: Ashley Dedmon
Ashley Dedmon, a PS-ON Patient Advocate, received a 40 Under 40 in Cancer Award that celebrates contributions being made to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.
Summarizes a Neoplasia study by PS-ON investigators at Moffitt Cancer Center. They developed a computational model of tumor-immune ecosystem dynamics to simulate and predict cancer responses to radiotherapy.
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.
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.
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
Summarizes a Science study by PS-ON investigators at Northwestern University with the first 3D image of the Mediator-bound pre-initiation complex.
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.
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
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.
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.
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, 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 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, 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, 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.