- Why don’t more people alter behaviors known to increase the risk of cancers?
- Why do certain mutational events promote cancer phenotypes in some tissues and not in others?
- Given the difficulty of studying metastasis, can we develop new approaches, such as engineered tissue grafts, to investigate the biology of tumor spread?
These three questions are just a sampling of the National Cancer Institute’s recently released “provocative questions,” meant to inspire scientists to think outside the box about important but sometimes ignored questions related to cancer. Researchers are invited to use either the R01 or R21 mechanism to respond to one of the questions by November 14, 2011.
To view all 24 questions or to participate in an online, community dialogue, visit the Provocative Questions website.