Present challenges of mathematics in oncology and biology of cancer
Marseille, CIRM December 7-11th 2015
This workshop aims at bringing together specialists and young researchers from different mathematical backgrounds (modeling, numerical simulations and analysis) and working in the field of oncology and from the world of oncology and oncopharmacology. This workshop would follows two previous workshops successfully organized in CIRM in 2009 and 2011. The interest of bringing closer the world of mathematicians, oncologists and biologists is getting more and more accepted and is a very promising way of setting trans-disciplinary collaborations. Important progresses have been achieved in the discipline of onco-mathematics in the last decade. Marseille, where several interdisciplinary collaborations involving several PhD students and post-docs have been developed in the last years, plays an important role in these advances.
The congress will focus on five topics issues, all of them concerning already ongoing projects in the Marseille's units :
Microtubules, migration and cancer
Cancer Stem cells, evolution of phenotype
Imaging and cancer
Through these sessions, we will put in light how mathematical modeling can help oncologists in terms of prognostic, prediction and therapy scheduling. We want to gather international experts in these five area of research in order to exchange and intensify the relations between the mathematical pharmacologists and oncologists communities.