Mathematical Modeling of Cancer Evolution

Speaker: Jasmine Foo, University of Minnesota

Date & Time:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location:

Owens Science Center's 3M Auditorium (OWS 150)

A discussion of how mathematical models can help elucidate the complex evolutionary process and predict the course of tumor growth.

Abstract: The progression of cancer can be viewed as an evolutionary process occuring at the level of tumor cell populations. As tumors grow, cancer cell populations respond and rapidly adapt to their changing environments. In this talk, I will discuss how mathematical models can help elucidate this complex evolutionary process and predict the course of tumor growth. In particular, I will provide some examples of how mathematical modeling can be used in guiding treatment strategies to prevent drug resistance in cancer.

Video of Mathematical Modeling of Cancer Evolution can be found here.

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