"Living physiology should be explicable in terms of physics, [...] forces, motions, actions, motors, engines, levers, pulleys, clasps. The laws that drove Newton's apples to the ground should also [drive the migration of cancer cells]." - Siddhartha Mukherjee
The UMN Physical Sciences in Oncology Center (PSOC) is a new research center led by the UMN Department of Biomedical Engineering. It is catalyzing and nucleating engineering-based oncology research in order to:
- Better understand the physical mechanisms of cancer, and
- Speed the development of new diagnostics and therapeutic strategies that improve patient outcomes.
The PSOC is funded by a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute and is part of the 10 center Physical Sciences in Oncology Network.