nomads Posted March 23, 2018 Share Posted March 23, 2018 On 7 March New Scientist reported about a novel approach on how to use standard hormone treatment. Perhaps worth of consideration in Australia too. "Using algorithms to monitor cancer evolution and apply game theory to their treatment has doubled the survival time of men with advanced prostate cancer" ..."It typically takes prostate cancers 15 months to evolve resistance to standard doses of abiraterone, at which point the tumours are able to grow bigger than their initial size. But in an ongoing trial of the algorithm in the treatment of 17 men, this timescale has more than doubled to an average of 33 months – and could keep rising. Cancer has been able to progress in only three men in the trial, and some of the participants have now lived for four years without this happening, Gatenby told New Scientist. These results are so impressive that the team is beginning a larger trial"... https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23731682-600-cancer-algorithm-uses-game-theory-to-double-survival-time/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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