How Math Can Be Used to Understand Cancer and Its Treatment [S-20-26]
|SUNY Potsdam: Maxcy 104
|1 Session 1.5 hours
|Mon 10:30 AM 03/16
The presenter will describe some of the types of math that can be used to describe how solid tumors grow as well as how cancer spreads through vascularization (i.e., how it forms a secondary tumor by connecting to the blood stream). She will also describe some of the mathematical work that has been done, helping us to understand how we might define better treatment protocols (to offer more effective treatments in terms of reducing cancer load while having the least amount of negative effects on the patient). She will also discuss how mathematics can be used to understand cancer growth, progression, and treatment.
Diana White is a mathematical biologist (originally from Newfoundland, Canada), who uses mathematical modeling to understand many different types of biological systems (cellular and ecological). She also is interested in studying invasive species growth, spread, and control using similar types of math tools.