The Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers (PS-OC) Program established a network consisting of twelve centers that bring together expert teams from the fields of physics, mathematics, chemistry, and engineering in conjunction with researchers in cancer biology and clinical biology. The centers are designed to build trans-disciplinary teams and infrastructure to better understand and control cancer through the convergence of physical sciences and cancer biology. A process/outcome evaluation was conducted.
The evaluation indicated that the program has contributed to growing the field of physical sciences and oncology and collaborations among investigators and across disciplines have increased over time. The program is also promoting the growth of trainees in the area of physical sciences in oncology.
Report Title: Process and Early Outcomes Evaluation of the Physical Sciences–Oncology Centers (PS-OC) Program
Agency Sponsor: NIH, National Institutes of Health
Federal Contact: Rosanna Ng, 301-496-5367
Performer: Discovery Logic, Inc.
Record ID: 9945 (February 20, 2012)