Using Mathematics to Fight Cancer

In recent years there have been numerous attempts to use Mathematics to find a cure for cancer.

Many of these theories use differential equations to model the growth and spread of cancers and their response to various treatments and the immune system. Read more about the ways that scientists are using math to try and cure cancer by clicking here.

The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.


 

Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
Attorney
$187,199/yr
Actuary
$160,000/yr
Physician
$187,199/yr
$126,000/yr
Climatologist
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$82,000/yr
Geologist
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Dr. Cary Oberije, a postdoctoral researcher in The Netherlands, has found that mathematical models can be used to accurately predict patients' responses to treatment. Prediction models were used to analyze lung cancer patients' likelihood of survival and...

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