Math and cancer? Turns out the queen of sciences can actually help doctors treat cancer in individual patients. I looked at a particularly important study by researchers at the University of Miami and University of Heidelberg for Healthymagination, a GE-owned website that addresses health topics.

In short, researchers developed a math model to predict the growth of individual tumors in individual patients. This is different from previous models that used statistical analysis of how tumors *typically *grow. The results also predict whether or not the tumor will metastasize.

The results? Much more reliable diagnoses and treatment plans. That’s good news for everyone.

Read my guest post here.

*Do you have questions about math modeling? Ask in the comments section.*