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Future Prostate Cancer Treatments Might Be Guided by Math


November 21, 2011

math graphic Scientists have designed a first draft of a mathematical model that someday could guide treatment decisions for advanced prostate cancer, in part by helping doctors predict how individual patients will respond to therapy based on the biology of their tumors. Full Story

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