May 14, 2009

4-6 PM

Cannon Room, HMS Quad



Speaker:                                  Martin Nowak, PhD


Title:                                        “Somatic evolutionary dynamics of cancer”


Question:                                How do rates of mutation, selective pressure, and spatial configuration of cells in tissues affect the development of cancer?


Quantitative Method:               Graph theory and game theory.


Medical Impact:                       Understanding how cells evolve to cancer suggests new treatments and new ways to monitor existing treatments.


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