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May 13, 2015
FLUIDIGM: Beyond Biology's Next Frontier An evening exploring the promise of single-cell science at FantaSea Yacht Club, Marina Del Rey CA Register HERE>>

February 20-21, 2015
Mark your calendars now for the workshop "Spatiotemporal dynamics of single cell trafficking" at Bridge@USC

January 26, 2015 & February 2, 2015
ZAP! two-part course, an introduction to entrepreneurship for scientists and engineers, USC, University Park Campus, PopUpLabs, Los Angeles, CA. MORE >>

January 26, 2015
P. Kuhn, USC Dornsife Dean’s Special Lecture, "Convergent Science: Life Sciences and Engineering in Oncology", Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall, Dornsife Neuroscience Pavilion, USC, University Park Campus, Los Angeles CA. MORE >>

November 2-5, 2014
P. Kuhn, Invited Plenary Lecture, "Fluid Phase of Solid Tumors", National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), Liverpool, UK >>

October 15, 2014
P. Kuhn as a Keynote Speaker at the ACSCAN (American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network) Research Breakfast, Schaetzel Center Scripps Memorial Hospital, 9890 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA >>

October 8-11, 2014
P. Kuhn, "Fluid Phase of Solid Tumors�, 2nd International Symposium on Advances in Circulating Tumor Cells (ACTC): From Basic Research to Clinical Practice", (ACTC 2014), Crete, Greece >>

September 6, 2014
P. K. Newton, P. Kuhn, AME Department Retreat - USC: "Mathematical modeling of complex biology and medicine", Los Angeles CA >>

August 28, 2014
P. K. Newton, NCI -AFOSR-DARPA Strategic Workshop: Constructing dynamical systems models of cancer progression, Washington DC >>

August 3-8, 2014
J. Nieva, J. Hicks, Gordon Research Conference: Rare Cells and Radiographs, Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA >>

August 4, 2014
P. K. Newton, SIAM Life Sciences Conference: `Random walks, Markov chains, and cancer progression models�, Charlotte NC >>

July 17, 2014
J. Nieva, J. Hicks, NCI Conference on Big Data: Integration of Clinical and Laboratory Data in Cancer Research >>

July 14, 2014
P. K. Newton, Cell-to-Cell Communication in Cancer (MSKCC): "A Markov-chain, evolutionary game theory model of breast cancer metastasis", New York NY >>

June 26-29, 2014
P. Kuhn, "Fluid Phase of Solid Tumors", 3rd Int'l Personalized Med Conference, Czech Republic, Prague >>

June 17, 2014
P. K. Newton, TSRI-Methodist Hospital Workshop: "Markov Chains, entropy, and Moran processes: Cell trafficking based on evolutionary game theory models", San Diego CA >>

May 20, 2014
P. Kuhn,"Quantifying tumor heterogeneity by single cell phenotype and genotype analysis in cancer patients", Invited Seminar, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, UK >>

May 17-21, 2014
P. Kuhn,"Quantifying tumor heterogeneity by single cell phenotype and genotype analysis in cancer patients", Invited Plenary Session: Cytometry of Cancer and Metastasis, CYTO 2014, XXIX Congress of the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC), Ft. Lauderdale, Florida >>

May 10, 2014
P. K. Newton, Cedars-Sinai Cancer Center Lung Cancer Retreat: "Mathematical/Computational Models of Cancer Metastasis" >>

April 26-30, 2014
P. Kuhn,"Fluid Phase of Solid Tumors: cancer evolution in real time", Symposium: Personalized Medicine. Focus on Lung Cancer, Experimental Biology (EB) 2014, San Diego, CA >>

Aprl 24, 2014
P. K. Newton, USC - Computational Biology Seminar: "Random walks, Markov chains, and Cancer Metastasis Models" Los Angeles CA >>

Aprl 16, 2014
P. K. Newton, UCSB - CIRF Seminar Series: "Random walks, Markov chains, and Cancer Metastasis Models" Santa Barbara CA >>

April 5-9, 2014
P. Kuhn, "Fluid Phase of Solid Tumors", Invited to Chair & Organize Methods Workshop: Studying Intratimora Heterogeneity, American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting , San Diego, CA >>

April 5, 2014
J. Nieva, J. Hicks, AACR satellite conference: Night at the lab , San Diego, CA >>

March 24, 2014
P. Kuhn, "Converging Scientific Disciplines to Positively Impact Human Health Outcomes: Creating Biologically Informed and Clinically Actionable Solutions with Physics Oncology", Invited Keynote Talk, Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ >>

February 24, 2014
P. K. Newton, U British Columbia Institute of Applied Math Distinguished Colloquium Series: "Random walks, Markov chains, and Cancer Metastasis Models" >>

February 19, 2014
P. Kuhn, "Stratifying Patients for Immunotherapy Approaches", Seminar, Immunotherapy of Malignant Diseases, Costa Rica >>

February 13-17, 2014
P. Kuhn,"Fluid Phase of Solid Tumors", Integrating the physical, engineering, and life sciences to unlock the power and possibilities of big data, 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL >>

February 10-12, 2014
P. Kuhn,"Quantifying tumor heterogeneity by single cell phenotype and genotype analysis in cancer patients",Molecular Medicine TriConference, San Francisco, CA >>

February 3-4, 2014
P. Kuhn,"Fluid Phase of Solid Tumors", National Biomarker Development Alliance (Nbda) Workshop IV, Scottsdale, AZ >>

January 27, 2014
P. K. Newton, KITP-UCSB Program on Active Matter: Cytoskeleton, Cells, Tissues and Flocks, "Random walks in Cancer", Santa Barbara CA >>

January 18-21, 2014
P. Kuhn, "Fluid Phase of Solid Tumors", Plenary Session 5: Toward Better Models of Prostate Cancer, AACR Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, San Diego CA >>

October 9, 2015
Congratulations to our undergraduate students Serena Zheng, Joseph Bae and Sophia Wix! They were awarded Fall 2015 Provost's Research Fellowships.

October 8, 2015
Increasing the Use of Data Science in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers: Last week, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a new program aimed at improving patient outcomes through data science. In order to continue to deliver cutting-edge health care to our nation's Veterans, VA launched the Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP). MORE >>

September 9, 2015
Workshop "Quantifying Human Performance To Optimize Patient Outcomes" (The Bridge@USC) This program is a joint effort of the National Cancer Institute's Center for Strategic Initiatives and the Department of Defense's Rapid Response Technology Office. It is aimed at improving the lives of cancer patients undergoing treatment and the successful mission completion/survival of warfighters. Both the patient and the warfighter suffer from treatment/duty-induced fatigue that impairs their ability to survive/perform. While the sources of the fatigue might be different, the measurement approaches might be similar. The goal of this workshop is to bring together intellectual competencies from around USC and our collaborating institutions to frame the problem and look at paths for solutions that can effect outcomes for patients undergoing treatment.

July 1, 2015
AACC Clinical Laboratory News published an interview with Professor James Hicks on how the circulating tumor cell analysis is on the frontlines of cancer diagnosis and management. Full article by Curtis Balmer in >>

June 16, 2015
The article Convergent Science Physical Oncology is published in Converg. Sci. Phys. Oncol., LINK >>

May, 2015
Congratulations to Jim Hicks, Research Professor of Biological Sciences at the Bridge@USC, and his team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - their research was featured on the May cover of Genome Research! LINK >>

March 2, 2015
The Bridge@USC brochure is now available online. Please GO TO >>

March, 2015
Emerson T. et al. "Fourier-ring descriptor to characterize rare circulating cells from images generated using immunofluorescence microscopy." Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2015 Mar; 40:70-87. doi: 10.1016/j.compmedimag.2014.10.003. LINK >>

February 24, 2015
"Novel journal unites physical oncology researchers.", the article from medicalphysicsweb highlights Convergent Science Physical Oncology, a new launch from IOP Publishing. It aims to bring together all researchers working within the physics of cancer. MORE>>

January 9, 2015
Ruiz C. et al., "Limited genomic heterogeneity of circulating melanoma cells in advanced stage patients.", Physical Biology 2015 January 9;12:016006. MORE>>

December, 2014
Newton P.K. et al., "Entropy, complexity, and Markov diagrams for random walk cancer models.", Scientific Reports 2014 December 19;4:7558. MORE>>

December, 2014
Kumar V.S. and Webster, M., "Finding Waldo: The Emerging Field of Circulating Tumor Cells.", Clincal Chemistry 14 December 19;60(12), 1593-1595. MORE>>

November 19, 2014
Phillips K.G. et al., "The thrombotic potential of circulating tumor microemboli: computational modeling of circulating tumor cell-induced coagulation.", American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology. November, 2014. MORE>>

November, 2014
Physics Today: “Physicists offer a different approach to cancer research” by David Kramer. Article focuses on the NCI Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers. Their express purpose was to team physical scientists with biologists and oncologists to seek a new understanding of cancer development that could lead to improved treatments and diagnostics. MORE>>

October 23, 2014
Emerson T. et al., "Fourier-ring descriptor to characterize rare circulating cells from images generated using immunofluorescence microscopy.", Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics. 2014 October 23;S0895-6111(14) 00154-2. MORE>>

October 17, 2014
Robb Report: “Personalized Medicine for Breast Cancer”- BCRF Scientific Investigators James Hicks and Peter Kuhn in special report series on breast cancer in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. MORE>>

September 4, 2014
RESEARCH OVERVIEW by Rodriguez-Lee M., Kuhn P. and Webb D. R., "Advancing Cancer Patient Care by Integrating Circulating Tumor Cell Technology to Understand the Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Cancer" Drug Development Res. 75 : 384�392 (2014) DOI: 10.1002/ddr.21225 >>

August 25, 2014
Postdoctoral Positions Available at the Kuhn Laboratory >>

August 1, 2014
Dago A. E. et al., "Rapid phenotypic and genomic change in response to therapeutic pressure in prostate cancer inferred by high content analysis of single circulating tumor cells." PloS one. 2014 9(8): e101777 PMC4118839 >>

August 1, 2014
Carlsson A. et al., "Circulating Tumor Microemboli Diagnostics for Patients with Non�Small-Cell Lung Cancer." Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 2014;9(8):1111-9 10.097 >>

June 17, 2014
Gravitz L., "Therapy: This Time It's Personal." Scientific American. 2014;31(1) MORE >>

April 9, 2014
Bazhenova L. et al., "Adrenal metastases in lung cancer: clinical implications of a mathematical model." Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 2014;9(4):442-6. PubMed PMID: 24736064 >>

January 15, 2014
Phillips K.G. et al., "Physical biology in cancer. 2. The physical biology of circulating tumor cells. " Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2014;306(2):C80-8 PubMed PMID: 24133063 >>

January 9, 2014
Bethel K. et al., "Fluid phase biopsy for detection and characterization of circulating endothelial cells in myocardial infarction" in Phys Biol, 2014 >>

January 1, 2014
NEWSWISE: Researchers Develop Test to Predict Early Onset of Heart Attacks >>

May 1, 2013
Newton P. K. et al., "Spreaders and sponges define metastasis in lung cancer: a Markov chain Monte Carlo mathematical model." Cancer Res. 2013 May 1;73(9):2760-9. PMCID: PMC3644026 >>

April 26, 2013
PSOC Network, "A physical sciences network characterization of non-tumorigenic and metastatic cells." Scientific reports. 2013;3:1449. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3636513 >>