Forbes: Cancer treatment with computers.

In her laboratory at the University of Washington, mathematician Kristin Rae Swanson peers into the future of brain cancer patients–on her computer screen.

She has created a software program that uses data from magnetic resonance imaging scans to simulate how fast a patient’s brain tumor is likely to spread. She can pinpoint with uncanny precision where a tumor will grow months ahead of time and predict how long a patient is likely to live under various treatment scenarios…”

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