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News archive - December 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

New math model could lead to more personalized cancer therapies

Magnifying glass over the word cancer in a newspaper

Researchers have found a new way to use math to better treat cancer and prevent its relapse.

Using the first mathematical model of its kind, researchers at the University of Waterloo found a way to study the interactions between the immune system and different types of cancer cells.

Using their new model, the researchers found that administering different cancer therapies in a particular sequence could better target cancer stem cells in tumours, potentially leading to more personalized treatments for cancer patients.