Education and Outreach in Physical Sciences in Oncology

Sierra A. Walker, Anthony Pham, Sara Nizzero, Mingee Kim, Bob Riter, Julie Bletz, Sheila Judge, Benette Phillips, Dorottya Noble, Diana Murray, Erin Wetzel, Susan Samson, Mariah McMahon, Carl Flink, Jennifer Couch, Claire Tomlin, Kristin Swanson, Alexander R.A. Anderson, David Odde, Haifa ShenShannon Hughes, Nastaran Zahir, Heiko Enderling, Joy Wolfram

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Physical sciences are often overlooked in the field of cancer research. The Physical Sciences in Oncology Initiative was launched to integrate physics, mathematics, chemistry, and engineering with cancer research and clinical oncology through education, outreach, and collaboration. Here, we provide a framework for education and outreach in emerging transdisciplinary fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Cancer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • cancer awareness
  • developing field
  • science education and outreach
  • scientific network
  • Oncologists/education
  • Neoplasms/diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Intersectoral Collaboration
  • Natural Science Disciplines/education
  • Medical Oncology/education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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