Modeling of brain tumor therapies and tumor stem cell initiation

Paul Jianjun Tian

Department of Mathematics  

College of William and Mary

Mathematics is playing important roles in biological and biomedical research. In this talk, I will illustrate that mathematics can be a effective tool to improve our understanding of biomedical processes and help to develop more effective treatment plans. As showcases, I will talk about mathematical modeling for glioma virotherapy and for traditional therapies of glioblastoma, and how computational and mathematical analysis can help to find answers to specific medical problems. I will also mention that mathematical models can be used to study tumor stem cell initiation.