Thursday, February 24, 2011

Scientists From Different Fields Work Together to Research Cancer

Cancer research is normally conducted in a single field without collaboration. This approach has changed with the Bay Area Physical Sciences-Oncology center, which studies cancer across interdisciplinary fields. The center started in 2009 after Mina Bissell, a scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and her colleagues wrote a grant to the National Cancer Institute requesting funding for a program that would specifically explore how tissue cells develop deformities in relation to physical and biological events - research that could be used to better understand the development of cancer. More>