41st Midwest Probability Colloquium

Title: Statistical Models of Cancer Evolution
Speaker: Jasmine Foo
Speaker Info: University of Minnesota
Brief Description:
Special Note:

The process of cancer initiation from healthy epithelial tissue can be modeled using stochastic spatial processes. In particular, cancer is often caused by genetic mutations which confer a fitness advantage to a cell, leading to a clonal expansion of its progeny through the tissue. In this talk I will discuss some models of this evolutionary process, and explore how tissue architecture may impact cancer initiation.
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 10:30am
Where: Swift 107
Contact Person: Elton Hsu
Contact email: ehsu@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 1-8541
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