Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (PS-ON): Physical Sciences-Oncology Projects (PS-OP) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Opportunity PAR-19-101 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites U01 cooperative agreement applications for Physical Science-Oncology Projects (PS-OP). The goal of the PS-OPs is to foster the convergence of physical sciences approaches and perspectives with cancer research to advance our understanding of cancer biology and oncology by forming small transdisciplinary teams of physical scientists and cancer biologists/physician-scientists. Examples of physical scientists may include engineers, physicists, mathematicians, chemists, and computer scientists. The PS-OPs, individually and as a collaborative Network along with other PS-OPs and the Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers (PS-OC), will support transdisciplinary research that: (1) establishes a physical sciences perspective within the cancer research community; (2) facilitates team science and field convergence at the intersection of physical sciences and cancer research; and (3) collectively tests physical sciences-based experimental and theoretical concepts of cancer and promotes innovative solutions to address outstanding questions in cancer research.
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - Category: Research Source Type: funding

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Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionWe performed cholecystectomy by using IFC to identify the aberrant subvesical bile duct. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report showing the fluorescence image of an aberrant subvesical bile duct in a state of nature.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Giovanni Corso, Virgilio Sacchini, Gabriella Pravettoni, Paolo Veronesi, Bernardo Bonanni
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionWhen TG allows obtaining tumor-free resection margins, this approach should be preferred to SPO.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionSalvage cryoablation of locally recurrent prostate cancer after curative treatment is feasible and safe when the half prostate is treated. It could delay initiation of androgen deprivation therapy in these patients.
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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