2016 grants

Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology Receives National Cancer Institute Grant to Support Physical Sciences-Oncology Center

Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) has been awarded a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support a Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (PS-OC). Johns Hopkins University is one of 10 PS-OCs selected to participate in the NCI Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (PS-ON).

The PS-ON supports innovative ideas that blend perspectives and approaches from the physical sciences, engineering, and cancer research, with the goal of improving our current understanding of cancer biology and oncology. Transdisciplinary teams in each PS-OC collaborate on integrated projects investigating complex and challenging questions in cancer research through the incorporation of physical sciences perspectives and multi-scale modeling. The teams employ physical sciences approaches and perspectives to study intratumor heterogeneity of genomic, proteomic, and phenotypic profiles, tumor-immune interactions, evolutionary dynamics of treatment response, tumor microenvironment, tumor cell metabolism, and cancer metastasis. Additionally, each PS-OC supports an education and outreach program to promote training and career development at the intersection of physical sciences and oncology and to disseminate research advances to the broader cancer research and physical sciences communities.

Are pilot grants part or the 2016 PSOC? MR