Game theory to improve treatment of metastatic cancers

  • Katerina Stankova

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Description

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

Media coverage

10

Media coverage

  • TitleGame theory increases the chances of surviving metastatic cancer
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletUniversitas
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
    Date25/03/19
    DescriptionNot all cancer cells are the same. They can work together, but also against each other – which is one of the reasons why the principles of game theory can be used in cancer therapy, says mathematician Kateřina Staňková. To put these findings into practice, Staňková – who is a graduate of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO) and a researcher at Maastricht University, the Netherlands – works together with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, which has the only department of integrated mathematical oncology in the world.
    Producer/AuthorŠárka Sikorová, eng Jana Doleželová
    URLhttps://www.universitas.cz/en/2806-game-theory-increases-the-chances-of-surviving-metastatic-cancer
    PersonsKaterina Stankova
  • TitleNew study suggests cancer can be treated as a game between the treating physician and cancer cells
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletCORDIS/ EU Research Results
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date28/09/18
    DescriptionResearchers argue that cancer treatment protocols have the potential to benefit from game-theoretic models. Their work could help oncologists improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer.
    Producer/AuthorCordis
    URLhttps://cordis.europa.eu/news/rcn/130027/en
    PersonsKaterina Stankova
  • TitleReady Player One: Beating Cancer With Game Theory
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletFortune Magazine
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date10/08/18
    Producer/AuthorFortune Magazine
    URLfortune.com/2018/08/10/beating-cancer-game-theory/
    PersonsKaterina Stankova
  • TitleGame Theory May Improve Better Outcomes for Cancer Patients
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMedindia
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryIndia
    Date10/08/18
    DescriptionNew research views cancer therapy as a game to identify flaws in current treatment and find strategies that improve outcomes in patient with metastatic cancer, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal JAMA Oncology.
    Producer/Author Iswarya
    URLhttps://www.medindia.net/news/game-theory-may-improve-better-outcomes-in-cancer-patients-181693-1.htm
    PersonsKaterina Stankova
  • TitleNew study views cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletecancer
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date10/08/18
    DescriptionGame theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new article published online today by JAMA Oncology.
    URLhttps://ecancer.org/news/14563-new-study-views-cancer-treatment-as-a-game-to-find-strategies-that-improve-patient-outcomes.php
    PersonsKaterina Stankova
  • TitleGame theory can be used to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMedical News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date10/08/18
    URLhttps://www.news-medical.net/news/20180810/Game-theory-can-be-used-to-identify-potential-flaws-in-current-cancer-treatment-approaches.aspx
    PersonsKaterina Stankova
  • TitleNew study views cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes
    Media name/outletScience Daily
    Date9/08/18
    URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180809125603.htm
    PersonsKaterina Stankova
  • TitleNew Study Views Cancer Treatment as a Game to Find Strategies That Improve Patient Outcomes
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNewswise
    Media typeWeb
    Date9/08/18
    DescriptionClinical adoption of adaptive treatment plans will improve physician strategy and advance the standard of care for cancer patients
    URLhttps://www.newswise.com/articles/view/698772/?sc=rsla
    PersonsKaterina Stankova
  • TitleNew study views cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMedical Press
    Media typeWeb
    Date9/08/18
    URLhttps://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-08-views-cancer-treatment-game-strategies.html
    PersonsKaterina Stankova
  • TitleNew study views cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEurekAlert!
    Media typeWeb
    Date9/08/18
    DescriptionClinical adoption of adaptive treatment plans will improve physician strategy and advance the standard of care for cancer patients
    URLhttps://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/hlmc-nsv080918.php
    PersonsKaterina Stankova

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleUsing game theory to treat cancer
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletABC News/Health Report
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size60 min
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    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
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    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
    Country/TerritoryCzech 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