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National Cancer Institute’s annual PS-OC to be held in Scottsdale – April 16th-19th

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

The National Cancer Institute’s annual PS-OC network conference will convene at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, April 16-19. Several hundred participants are expected. The meeting will begin with a Young Investigators Forum, and will include cutting edge research reports from the twelve Centers in the network.

Is cancer an ancient throwback?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The basis of a new theory of cancer is developed by Paul Davies and Charles Lineweaver in the following paper published in the journal of Physical Biology:

http://cancer-insights.asu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Cancer-tumors-as-Metazoa-1-0-tapping-genes-of-ancient-ancestors1.pdf

For a popular account, see Paul Davies’ article in The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9065707/The-final-frontier-in-the-war-on-cancer.html

Cynthia Buness

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Welcome Cynthia Buness!

Cynthia Buness has joined the Physical Sciences and Oncology Center as our new advocate, a role in which she will work with the local community to increase public awareness of our cancer research progress.

Buness, a science and law graduate of ASU, is well known in the Phoenix business and law communities. As an attorney for Motorola, she investigated claims that toxic chemicals were released by the company which polluted the Phoenix residential water supply. Buness worked with researchers worldwide to successfully defend the company from suits filed by different plaintiffs.

Buness also served on the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Zoo and founded the Conservation Fund Committee which raises money for projects to protect endangered species.

Buness has strong links to the ASU alumni community and is extremely excited to be working with the Physical Sciences and Oncology team.

“For me, it is very empowering to create public awareness of ongoing cancer research” Buness said.

“The Center has an amazing ability to bring leading scientists to the Valley and it is enriching to help and get involved.”

Buness is passionate about science and is glad to be on board. The PSOC is delighted to welcome her.


Melissa Campos

Video: Lee Hartwell – What have we learned from cancer? Event took place Dec 8th, 2009

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

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