Mathematical modeling to fight cancer

Apr 22, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT
 A slide with DNA is seen in the genetics lab where husband and wife research team Dr. Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D, director of the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, University of Miami, and Jeffery M. Vance, M.D. , Ph.D, chair of department of Human Genetics, University of Miami, did research that discovered the cause of retinitis pigmentosa, a form of blindness, on February 2, 2011 in Miami, Florida.
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Researchers are using mathematical modeling in the fight against cancer. This modeling may predict when genetic information could lead to more effective treatment, such as individually-targeted therapies.