Mathematical Oncology


Welcome to the home of all things mathematical oncology. The purpose of this site is to aggregate community level resources in our field, to both facilitate its growth and aid in its implementation. Whilst this is somewhat IMO centric, we are trying hard to make this more broadly applicable and there are multiple opportunities for anyone who is interested to participate. This has been very much a team effort and we highlight below some of those doing the heavy lifting, this takes time and requires a persistent commitment. We are making a concerted effort to continue to maintain and grow this resource. If you are interested in contributing or have ideas that you would like to see implemented, we would love to hear from you. The Mathematical Oncology website, newsletter & blog is maintained by a group of editors:

  • Sandy Anderson dabbles in most of these resources and generally pays for stuff. Chair of the Integrated Mathematical Oncology department at Moffitt Cancer Center. He's interested in the evolutionary therapy and ecological change in cancer.
  • David Basanta is the founding editor of The Mathematical Oncology Blog & faculty at Moffitt Cancer Center. Organizer for the mathematical oncology seminar series. His research interests are cancer ecology and evolution.
  • Jeffrey West is the founding editor of “This week in Math Onco” & assistant member at Moffitt Cancer Center. His research interests are antifragility, #MathOnco, cancer evolution, game theory, cellular automata.
  • Maximilian Strobl is an assistant editor and Art Director at “This week in MathOnco”. Post-doc in Jacob Scott's lab at the Cleveland Clinic. He's interested in integrating eco-evolutionary principles and math modeling to improve cancer treatment scheduling.
  • Saskia Haupt is an assistant editor of the MathOnco website. PostDoc at EMCL, Heidelberg University, Germany. Passionate about modeling cancer development to help improve cancer prevention.
  • Alexander Zeilmann is an assistant editor of the MathOnco website, a researcher at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and a PhD candidate at EMCL, Heidelberg University, Germany. He likes thinking about how mathematics can help in the research of hereditary cancer syndromes.
  • Ryan Schenck is an Art Curator at "This week in MathOnco" and a Post-doc in Christina Curtis lab at Stanford University. His primary interest is in the integration of mechanistic modeling with genomic data to understand somatic evolution in cancer initiation.
  • David A. Hormuth, II is a Research Scientist in the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. David was trained as a biomedical engineer at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology before focusing on cancer imaging and mathematical modeling at Vanderbilt University during his doctoral program. David is currently working on developing and validating mathematical models of tumor growth and response to radiotherapy from the pre-clinical (cells and small animals) to the clinical level. Outside of the lab, David enjoys photography, playing the double bass, and cooking.
  • Dhananjay Bhaskar is an assistant editor of the MathOnco website and a Boehringer Ingelheim Fellow at Yale University. His research combines agent-based models, topological data analysis, and manifold learning to study collective migration and spatiotemporal dynamics in the tumor microenvironment. An avid tennis fan, Jay also enjoys hiking, swimming, and table tennis.
  • Guillermo Lorenzo is an assistant editor of the MathOnco website and a postdoctoral researcher at the Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS) in Spain. His research focuses on developing biology-based mechanistic models and computational methods informed by clinical and imaging data to obtain personalized tumor forecasts that enable optimization of cancer monitoring and treatment.
  • Franco Pradelli collaborates with the weekly MathOnco Newsletter, helping in finding new interesting papers each week. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Padova and spends most of his time simulating cancer development and angiogenesis using partial differential equations.
  • Sara Hamis is an assistant editor of the MathOnco Blog and a Wenner-Gren Fellow at Tampere University in Finland. Her current research focus is on quantifying cell-to-cell interactions in cancer systems. She is passionate about contributing to a strong and inclusive mathematical oncology community.

Contributing Authors

The following is a list of people who have contributed to the Mathematical Oncology Blog. Click the names below to view the posts written by each authors. View all recent blog posts here.