G. Milton Wing Lecture

Mathematical oncology: Fighting drug resistance with math

Prof. Doron Levy, University of Maryland

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sloan Auditorium (101 GOERGEN HALL)

The emergence of drug resistance is a major challenge in chemotherapy. This talk is an overview of some of the recent mathematical models for describing the dynamics of drug resistance in solid tumors. Under certain conditions, these models predict that multiple resistant traits emerge at different locations within the tumor, corresponding to heterogeneous tumors. Levy shows that a higher drug dosage may delay a relapse, yet, when this happens, a more resistant trait emerges. Levy will survey modern mathematical ideas for quantifying the fight against drug resistance in cancer.

Event contact: hazel dot mcknight at rochester dot edu