Is Math the Key to Curing Cancer?

Dr. Larry Norton of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York has noticed patterns in the way cancer spreads. He is advocating a higher degree of mathematical study for researchers who are delving into the disease. He argues that by taking a quantative approach, oncologists can create and analyze equations that may model the growth of tumors, the spread of cancer cells throughout the body and their resistance to treatment therapies.