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Frontiers in Mathematical Oncology

Opportunities in systems biology and mathematical oncology at NCI

Shannon Hughes

National Institutes of Health


Cancer systems biology and mathematical oncology are uniquely poised to address the complexity associated with cancer through their unique integration of experimental biology and computational and mathematical modeling. The National Cancer Institute supports a variety of interdisciplinary programs that highlight the necessity of fruitful interactions between mathematicians, physicists, and engineers and cancer biologists, oncologists, and clinicians for furthering our understanding of cancer. In this talk I will highlight the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium and the Physical Science-Oncology Network, two efforts managed in the Division of Cancer Biology that aim to tackle the most perplexing questions in cancer through interdisciplinary team science.