Yongzhi Steve Xu (University of Louisville)-Inverse problems for a mathematical model of breast cancer

Mathematics - Colloquium

Friday, November 2, 2012
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Stratton Hall

ABSTRACT: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast is the most common precursor to invasive carcinoma. There has been great progress in modeling DCIS at both the cellular scale (e.g., using cellular automata and agent-based models) and the population scale (e.g., using partial differential equations or systems of ordinary differential equations). In this talk we will present some results of our research on population scale mathematical modeling, analysis, and numerical simulations of DCIS. In particular, we formulate a number of inverse problems for the well-posed free boundary valued problem related to clinical diagnosis of cancer. The possible application to patient-specific breast cancer modeling will be discussed.

Suggested Audiences: Adult, College

E-mail: ma-chair@wpi.edu

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