Friday, November 14, 2014

Mathematical Oncology: an introduction given at a Moffitt Cancer Center Radiation Oncology CME conference

Today at Moffitt Cancer Center I'm giving a short talk about Mathematical Oncology for a continuing medical education aimed at medical physicists and dosimetrists - though I think the talk is available to most folks with an interest in science and maths. It's a short talk (30 minutes) in which I hope to introduce the field, show some of the tools we use, and give a short example or two. I feel that this audience, in particular, is important to address because they have the skills needed to think like modellers, and work in cancer EVERY DAY.

My hope is to spread awareness of mathematical oncology, but also to lure some clever folks across the street from the clinic to the laboratory!

There are a host of great talks going on, many of which have their slides on line (I've been told) on topics as broad as #proton therapy, #StereotacticBodyRadiation, #cyberknife, #radiation toxicity, #HIV and cancer and more.

A full agenda can be seen here:

And here's my talk.