Sydney Ideas: Can calculus cure cancer?

Cancer is a complex disease which continues to cause the premature deaths of many people. Research by clinicians and experimental biologists has dramatically improved outcomes for many patients, but further improvements are needed.

in this talk, Professor Helen Byrne will show how mathematical modelling is being used to understand how tumours grow and to predict how they will respond to treatments. Not only this, but it is also helping to accelerate the development of new treatments such as immunotherapy and virotherapy.

Prof Helen Byrne is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Oxford. She uses mathematical models to understand problems in bio-medicine, especially in the treatment of cancer. She is also a member of the advisory board of the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute.

Stephen Morgan

Event Details


Nov 12, 2019
6:00 – 7:30pm



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SSB Lecture Theatre 200
Social Sciences Building
Science Rd
Camperdown, NSW 2006