Game theory to improve treatment of metastatic cancers

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Explaining the principles of the so-called evolutionary therapies which impoves patient life expectancy and brings a paradigm shift to the treatment of metastatic cancers. 

Period9 Aug 2018 → 25 Mar 2019

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  • TitleUsing game theory to treat cancer
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletABC News/Health Report
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size60 min
    CountryAustralia
    Date25/03/19
    DescriptionWhen cancer recurs after initial treatment or has already spread, the prognosis can be poor and a cure very hard to achieve.

    That's because the cancer now harbours drug-resistant cells.

    The approach of cancer specialists is usually to go hard with chemotherapy, using repeated courses, to try and obliterate the tumour — but the statistics show that for most cancers, that's eventually doomed to failure.

    And the prognosis hasn't changed much in decades.

    That's prompted some researchers to argue for a complete re-think oriented around the concept of game theory, which is about decision making in the face of an opponent of some kind.

    Guests:

    Dr Katerina Stankova

    Game Theoretician; Assistant Professor, Maastricht University

    Professor Grant McArthur

    Cancer and Clinical Trials Researcher, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; Executive Director, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre; Lorenzo Galli Chair in Melanoma and Skin Cancers, University of Melbourne

    Host:

    Dr Norman Swan

    Producer:

    James Bullen
    Producer/Author James Bullen
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/using-game-theory-to-treat-cancer/10936064#transcript
    PersonsKaterina Stankova
  • TitleHet Beleg interview
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletRTV Maastricht/Het Beleg
    Media typeRadio
    CountryNetherlands
    Date7/09/18
    URLhttps://www.rtvmaastricht.nl/tv/het-beleg-tv/125763444
    PersonsKaterina Stankova
  • TitleVyhraje matematika nad rakovinou?
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletCzech National Radio/Meteor
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size60 min
    CountryCzech Republic
    Date1/09/18
    DescriptionI matematik může přispět k záchraně lidských životů. Právě díky matematickým modelům využívajícím tzv. teorie her se daří lépe přizpůsobovat léčbu pacientů trpících některými typy rakoviny. Na zatím velmi úspěšných klinických studiích v jedné z amerických nemocnic se podílí i mladá česká matematička působící na univerzitě v nizozemském Maastrichtu.
    Producer/AuthorPetr Sobotka, Leona Matušková
    URLhttps://dvojka.rozhlas.cz/vyhraje-matematika-nad-rakovinou-7600351
    PersonsKaterina Stankova