Physical Sciences and Engineering Advances in Life Sciences and Oncology

A WTEC Global Assessment

  • Paul Janmey
  • Daniel Fletcher
  • Sharon Gerecht
  • Ross Levine
  • Parag Mallick
  • Owen McCarty
  • Lance Munn
  • Cynthia Reinhart-King

Part of the Science Policy Reports book series (SCIPOLICY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Paul Janmey
    Pages 1-4
  3. Sharon Gerecht
    Pages 31-48
  4. Cynthia A. Reinhart-King
    Pages 49-71
  5. Lance L. Munn
    Pages 73-88
  6. Owen McCarty
    Pages 89-110
  7. Daniel A. Fletcher
    Pages 111-130
  8. Ross Levine
    Pages 131-136
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 137-403

About this book


This book presents an Assessment of Physical Sciences and Engineering Advances in Life Sciences and Oncology (APHELION) by a panel of experts. It covers the status and trends of applying physical sciences and engineering principles to oncology research in leading laboratories and organizations in Europe and Asia.
The book elaborates on the six topics identified by the panel that have the greatest potential to advance understanding and treatment of cancer, each covered by a chapter in the book. The study was sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the NIH in the US under a cooperative agreement with the World Technology Evaluation Center (WTEC).


APHELION Panel APHELION Study Cancer as Complex System Dynamics of Cell Motility National Cancer Institute Physical Sciences and Oncology Physics of Cancer Transport in Tumors WTEC Report World Technology Evaluation Center

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Janmey
    • 1
  • Daniel Fletcher
    • 2
  • Sharon Gerecht
    • 3
  • Ross Levine
    • 4
  • Parag Mallick
    • 5
  • Owen McCarty
    • 6
  • Lance Munn
    • 7
  • Cynthia Reinhart-King
    • 8
  1. 1.Institute for Medicine and EngineeringUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.BioengineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringJH Physical Sciences-Oncology Center, Institute for NanoBioTechnology, John Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Human Oncology & Pathogenesis ProgramMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew York CityUSA
  5. 5.Cancer Institute, School of MedicineStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  6. 6.Department of Biomedical EngineeringOregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandUSA
  7. 7.Radiation Oncology Edwin L. Steele Lab for Tumor BiologyHarvard Medical SchoolCharlestownUSA
  8. 8.Department of Biomedical EngineeringCornell UnivesityIthacaUSA

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