Archie M. Grifin West Ballroom in The Ohio Union

Evolutionary dynamics of tumor progression

C. A. Akira Okubo Prize

Monday, July 17

Ivana Bozic Ivana Bozic C. A. Akira Okubo Prize Monday, July 17 during the "Plenary-02" time block.
Room assignment: Archie M. Griffin East Ballroom.
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Plenary-02 : C. A. Akira Okubo Prize

Ivana Bozic

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Washington, USA


Cancer is a result of a stochastic evolutionary process characterized by the accumulation of mutations that are responsible for tumor initiation, progression, immune escape, and drug resistance, as well as mutations with no effect on the phenotype. Mathematical modeling can be used to describe the dynamics of tumor cell populations and to obtain insights into the hidden evolutionary processes leading to cancer. I will present recent approaches to quantify evolutionary dynamics of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and colorectal cancer in patients, and their implications for interpretation of cancer sequencing data.

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