Education and Outreach in Physical Sciences in Oncology

Trends Cancer. 2021 Jan;7(1):3-9. doi: 10.1016/j.trecan.2020.10.007. Epub 2020 Nov 7.


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.

Keywords: cancer awareness; developing field; science education and outreach; scientific network.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Intersectoral Collaboration*
  • Medical Oncology / education*
  • Medical Oncology / methods
  • Medical Oncology / organization & administration
  • Natural Science Disciplines / education*
  • Natural Science Disciplines / methods
  • Natural Science Disciplines / organization & administration
  • Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Oncologists / education*