Computation & Modeling
Workshop on tools used within NU-PSOC to examine cancer More

Vadim Backman and collaborator Hemant K. Roy develop early cancer detection tech

Breakthrough in Detection
Vadim Backman (Project 3) develops cancer screening technology. More...

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Using non-traditional, physical sciences-based approaches to better understand the molecular changes leading to cancer, the Northwestern University Physical Sciences-Oncology Center represents a new strategy in the quest to overcome one of mankind's leading killers. Animated by a mission that emphasizes discovery, innovation, multi-disciplinary collaboration, and education, the Center seeks both to generate new bodies of knowledge and to train the next generation of researchers working at the intersection of the physical sciences and cancer biology. The PS-OC receives its funding from the National Cancer Institute and is the product of a partnership between the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute.