An Introduction to Physical Oncology

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Edited by Vittorio Cristini, Eugene J. Koay and Zhihui Wang

How Mechanistic Mathematical Modeling Can Improve Cancer Therapy Outcomes

Published by CRC Press

About the Book

An Introduction to Physical Oncology: How Mechanistic Mathematical Modeling Can Improve Cancer Therapy Outcomes is edited by Vittorio Cristini, Eugene J. Koay and Zhihui Wang. This First Edition textbook has the potential to revolutionize cancer research and treatment.

The fundamental rationale behind this approach is that physical processes, such as transport mechanisms for drug molecules within tissue and forces exchanged by cancer cells with tissue, may play an equally important role as biological processes in influencing progression and treatment outcome.


– This book introduces the emerging field of physical oncology to a general audience, with a focus on recent breakthroughs that help in the design and discovery of more effective cancer treatments.
– It describes how novel mathematical models of physical transport processes incorporate patient tissue and imaging data routinely produced in the clinic to predict the efficacy of many cancer treatment approaches, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
– By helping to identify which therapies would be most beneficial for an individual patient, and quantifying their effects prior to actual implementation in the clinic, physical oncology allows doctors to design treatment regimens customized to each patient’s clinical needs, significantly altering the current clinical approach to cancer treatment and improving the outcomes for patients.

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What You will Learn

The Topics Covered in this Textbook are

What Should Be Modeled in Cancer
Milestones for Physical Models
Developing More Successful Cancer Treatments with Physical Oncology
Mathematical Pathology
Mathematical Modeling of Drug Response
Prediction of Chemotherapy Outcome in Patients
Clinical Management of Pancreatic Cancer
Application of Cancer Physics in the Clinic
Tumor Morphological Behavior and Treatment Outcome
Mechanistic Model of Tumor Response to Immunotherapy
Perspectives on Physical Oncology and Future Directions

For Whom is this Book For

An Introduction to Physical Oncology is perfect for Oncologists, Residents and Practicing Physicians. It is the must have reference for practitioners and residents! It acts as Reference Material for those MBBS students who are pursuing their Post-Graduation in Oncology. It includes topics pretty useful for Other Health Care Professionals including Clinical Pharmacists, Nurses and Professors.


Format of the eBook: PDF      Size: 11.2 MB


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