Convergence Science Initiative – Cancer: CSI-Cancer

  • CSI Cancer is focused on improving the lives of cancer patients through scientific insights relevant to individual patients.CSI_Flower
  • CSI Cancer at USC is led by Dr. Peter Kuhn (email: kuhn42@usc.edu) and each project is led by a team comprised of patients, medical doctors, scientists and students focused on solving the clinical challenge through basic science breakthroughs that can be translated into real world solutions.

 

cancerbasesideblue (1)Basic yet critical information about most cancers and how they spread through the body just isn’t readily available. Today, CancerBase, a grassroots collaboration of patients, scientists, and social media volunteers, will go live with a way to connect patients all around the world to solve this problem, providing critical information to patients. Our goal is to bring together millions of patients to anonymously contribute the “what, when, and where” of their cancers, empowering themselves, each other, and scientists to see cancer more clearly. READ MORE>>>

CSI Cancer and the Kuhn laboratory at USC are proud to be part of CancerBase.

Recent News

The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research GroupSunday, September 11th, 2016 at 8:36pm
On September 7, the Cancer Moonshot’s Blue Ribbon Panel presented its report to the National Cancer Advisory Board. The report describes a set of consequential recommendations for accelerating cancer research to achieve the ambitious goal of making a decade’s worth of cancer research progress in five years and to bring the most promising science and clinical developments to cancer patients in the near term.
The recommendations in this report represent the merger of science, technology, advocacy, social science, and big data coming together to solve cancer’s greatest challenges.

Watch videos about the Blue Ribbon Panel recommendation topics at http://www.cancer.gov/research/key-initiatives/moonshot-cancer-initiative/blue-ribbon-panel.
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The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research GroupMonday, July 11th, 2016 at 8:48pm
Join in support of Ovarian Cancer Research & Awareness!

The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of San Diego: Teal Steps 1K/5K Walk is a flat and easy course that runs by the Coronado Tidelands Park and along the beautiful, picturesque Coronado Bayfront.

The event is organized by Ovarian Cancer Alliance of San Diego (http://ocaofsd.org/), a non-profit organization that is committed to eradicating ovarian cancer by education of the medical community for early diagnosis and through community outreach programs to civic groups and organizations. Your participation will financially support further expansion of these vital programs including to underserved populations throughout San Diego County.
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The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research GroupMonday, July 11th, 2016 at 7:09pm
The work entitled “The prisoner’s dilemma as a cancer model” by Paul K. Newton and colleagues is published in Convergent Science Physical Oncology. Congratulations to the authors!

In this article, they provide a brief introduction to how the prisoner's dilemma game can be used to model the interaction of competing subpopulations of cells, say healthy and cancerous, in a developing tumor and beyond.

Read the full publication at http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2057-1739/2/3/035002/meta
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The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group added a new photo.Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 7:10am
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The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research Group
The Cancer Fluid Biopsy Research GroupThursday, June 30th, 2016 at 7:23am
The cancer-mapping initiative CancerBase (cancerbase.org) was highlighted at the National Cancer Moonshot Summit.

USC joins White House summit on efforts that could accelerate research and improve patient outcomes.
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