Nanotechnology research in cancer spans the range from exploratory research to technology innovation and involves a broad spectrum of disciplines such as engineering, mathematics, computer science, and the physical, biological, environmental, and materials sciences. Programs need to be structured synergistically to foster integration among the physical, biological, and clinical sciences.
Collaborative work is important in many fields of research, yet true cross-disciplinary interactions are rare. The NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer provides the "activation energy" to bridge the usual gap between physical and biomedical sciences, and then to transform the approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Collaborating Across the Alliance
Tools and resources exist through the Alliance that foster collaboration across the many fields of research applying nanotechnology to better detect, diagnose, and treat cancer. Learn about opportunities to collaborate »
Current NCI and Alliance funding focused on nanotechnology research provides opportunities for scientists to collaborate on some our biggest challenges in cancer. View current funding opportunities »
The Alliance recognizes the need to bring together researchers from a variety of settings and disciplines and offers training programs and grants to develop the teams equipped to apply nanotechnology to cancer research. View training opportunities »