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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.

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