Oxford professor and mathematician Helen Byrne will highlight the exciting applications of maths to model, predict and ultimately improve the effectiveness and development of cancer treatments. Cancer is a complex disease. While research by clinicians and experimental biologists has dramatically improved outcomes for patients, treatment of cancer’s many forms still requires immense work. This work is one of Australia’s health imperatives, particularly when we consider that almost 46,000 Australians died from cancer in 2016, according to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics. In her talk, Professor Helen Byrne will explain how mathematical models are being used to understand how tumours grow and to predict how they will respond to treatments involving, for example, novel combinations of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.She will also outline how mathematical and computational modelling is helping to accelerate the development of new treatments such as immunotherapy and virotherapy. Professor Jennifer Byrne , who heads up […]