Developing more successful cancer treatments with physical oncology

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Complex biochemical and biophysical barriers inhibit the efficacy of chemotherapy, and the likelihood that chemotherapy will fail as a result of drug resistance in many forms is high. Clearly a more concerted, concentrated, and collaborative effort is required between oncologists, pathologists, chemists, applied mathematicians, and physicists if progress is to be made in the fight against cancer. Physical oncology has the potential to bridge the gap between these disciplines, quantifying through mathematical modeling the biophysical conditions affecting cancer treatment and tumor growth at multiple scales within the body, from the molecular (nano-) scale to the macroscale (whole body systems).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAn Introduction to Physical Oncology
Subtitle of host publicationHow Mechanistic Mathematical Modeling Can Improve Cancer Therapy Outcomes
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781466551367
ISBN (Print)9781466551343
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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