RIT on Cancer Modeling Archives for Academic Year 2015


Organizational Meeting

When: Mon, September 14, 2015 - 11:00am
Where: CSI 4122
Speaker: () -


General Overview of Cancer

When: Mon, September 21, 2015 - 11:00am
Where: CSI 4122
Speaker: Dana-Adriana Botesteanu (University of Maryland) -
Abstract: We will discuss the Hanahan and Weinberg paper "Hallmarks of Cancer: the next generation."

A Review of the Hallmarks of Cancer (part 2) and an Introduction to Breast Cancer Pathology

When: Mon, September 28, 2015 - 11:00am
Where: CSI 4122
Speaker: Dana-Adriana Botesteanu (University of Maryland) -
Abstract: We will discuss the following papers related to the clinical background of breast cancer.

Breast cancer metastasis: markers and models. (Weigelt, Peterse, van 't Veer; Nature Rev Cancer 2005)

An update on the medical management of breast cancer. (Yeo, Turner, Jones; BMJ 2014)

This presentation will provide the foundation necessary for understanding the mathematical models of breast cancer that we will discuss during the remainder of the semester.

A mathematical model of breast cancer development, local treatment and recurrence

When: Mon, October 5, 2015 - 11:00am
Where: CSI 4122
Speaker: Cara Peters (University of Maryland) -


Mathematical modelling of radiotherapy strategies for early breast cancer

When: Mon, October 12, 2015 - 11:00am
Where: CSI 4122
Speaker: Geoffrey Clapp (University of Maryland) - http://math.umd.edu/~clappge1/
Abstract: We will review and discuss the following 2006 paper by Enderling et al., in which they present and apply a mathematical model of breast cancer to study radiotherapy.

Enderling H, Anderson AR, Chaplain MA, Munro AJ, Vaidya JS. Mathematical modelling of radiotherapy strategies for early breast cancer. J Theor Biol. 2006 Jul 7; 241(1):158-71.

A mathematical model of breast and ovarian cancer treated with paclitaxel

When: Mon, October 19, 2015 - 11:00am
Where: CSI 4122
Speaker: Matt Becker (University of Maryland) - http://www.math.umd.edu/~mhbecker/
Abstract: We will continue with our theme of mathematical models of breast cancer by discussing the following paper Panetta's 1997 paper, "A mathematical model of breast and ovarian cancer treated with paclitaxel."

A Gompertzian model of human breast cancer growth

When: Mon, October 26, 2015 - 11:00am
Where: CSI 4122
Speaker: Siddharth Sharma (University of Maryland) -
Abstract: We will discuss the following papers related to Gompertzian growth and its application to breast cancer.

Norton L. A Gompertzian model of human breast cancer growth. Cancer Res 1988, 48:7067-7071.

Retsky M, Swartzendruber D, Wardell R, Bame P, Petrosky V: Re: Larry Norton, a Gompertzian model of human breast cancer growth Cancer Res 1989, 49:6443-6444.

Nonlinear growth kinetics of breast cancer stem cells: Implications for cancer stem cell targeted therapy

When: Mon, November 2, 2015 - 11:00am
Where: CSI 4122
Speaker: Geoffrey Clapp (University of Maryland) - http://math.umd.edu/~clappge1/
Abstract: We will discuss the following paper, about a mathematical model of breast cancer and its application to stem cell targeted therapy.

Xinfeng L, Johnson S, Liu S, Kanojia D, Yue W, Singn U, Wang Q, Wang Q, Nie Q, and H Chen. Nonlinear growth kinetics of breast cancer stem cells: Implications for cancer stem cell targeted therapy. Nature Scientific Reports 2013; 3(2473): 1-9. DOI: 10.1038/srep02473.

A simulation model of the natural history of human breast cancer

When: Mon, November 16, 2015 - 11:00am
Where: CSI 4122
Speaker: Asia Wyatt (University of Maryland) -
Abstract: We will discuss the following papers about math models of breast cancer:

Koscielny S, Tubiana M, Valleron AJ: A simulation model of the natural history of human breast cancer. Br J Cancer 1985, 52: 512-524

Spratt JA, von Fournier D, Spratt JS, Weber EE: Mammographic assessment of human breast cancer growth and duration. Cancer 1993, 71:2020-2026

A mathematical model of breast cancer treatment with CMF and doxorubicin

When: Mon, November 23, 2015 - 11:00am
Where: CSI 4122
Speaker: Matt Becker (University of Maryland) - http://www.math.umd.edu/~mhbecker/
Abstract: We will discuss the following paper about a math model of breast cancer therapy.

Roe-Dale R, Isaacson D, Kupferschmid. A mathematical model of breast cancer treatment with CMF and doxorubicin. Bull Math Biol 2011; 73:85-608.