More Than Pink: Solving Breast Cancer with Math with Dr. Dr. Tom Yankeelov

Dr. Tom Yankeelov,W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Computational Engineering and Sciences IV – Computational Oncology

The overall goal of Dr. Thomas Yankeelov’s clinical research is to improve patient care by employing advanced imaging methods for the early identification, assessment, and prediction of tumors’ response to therapy. He develops tumor forecasting methods by integrating advanced imaging technologies with patient-specific data and builds predictive, multi-scale biophysical models of tumor growth with the purpose of optimizing therapies for the individual cancer patient.

“Once a discipline becomes mathematized we get very good at it very rapidly. The number of options to try to understand a phenomenon are infinite and without a mathematical theory you’re left with trial and error and unfortunately in oncology that’s what we have, we have a clinical trial system. But once you mathematize a subject you can start making very precise predictions.”

– Dr. Tom Yankeelov on the importance of math in the future of oncology

Hosted by Suzanne Stone

A proven leader in building long term community partnership opportunities, Suzanne Stone brings innovative ideas to support Komen Greater CETX’s mission in fighting breast cancer. Stone has gained experience in outreach and education, volunteer programs, donor development and fundraising over her professional career. Stone earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Radio, Television and Film from Texas Christian university and is certified in non-profit management. During her free time, she enjoys going to the beach to catch waves on her surfboard, paddle boarding and watching baseball games.

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