Women's Health

New Research: Using Mathematics to Treat Ovarian Cancer

New Research: Using Mathematics to Treat Ovarian Cancer

New Research: Using Mathematics to Treat Ovarian Cancer

There’s good news on the cancer front for those battling ovarian cancer now or who will be in the future. Math researchers Mark Alber and Oleg Kim at the University of California, Riverside, have pinpointed a process with the application of mathematics to halt the action of a protein needed for ovarian cancer cells to spread to other parts of the body. The hope is the results will lead to the creation of a new drug for use in the treatment of ovarian cancer.

Alber and Notre Dame Biochemist M. Sharon Stack led the study. As a mathematician, Alber said he’s been doing similar biological-oriented work since the year 2000.