The Cornell Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism continues to encourage and support the highly-successful trainee-initiated Cancer Brainstorming Club. Originally, when it was set up during the first year of the previous PSOC funded Center the CBC aimed to promote creativity and critical thinking among early stage scientists and foster dialogue across physical sciences and cancer biology researchers. With this PSOC funded Center, the goal is to promote engagement of trainees with cancer patient advocates. This engagement is critical both to help PSOC trainees to understand some of the issues cancer patients face in their lives and to give cancer patients and survivors an opportunity to learn about some of the frontiers in cancer research. These interactions are facilitated through the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes and Bob Riter.