# Marc Daniel Ryser

- Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences
- Instructor in the Department of Mathematics (Joint)

**External address:**1021 Minerva Ave, Apt 2, Durham, NC 27701

### Research Areas and Keywords

##### Biological Modeling

##### Computational Mathematics

##### PDE & Dynamical Systems

##### Probability

For a detailed description of past and current research projects, please visit

### Selected Grants

The Mathematics of Breast Cancer Overtreatment: Improving Treatment Choice through Effective Communication of Personalized Cancer Risk awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Molecular and Radiologic Predictors of Invasion in a DCIS Active Surveillance Cohort awarded by Breast Cancer Research Foundation (Co Investigator). 2018 to 2019

Mathematical Analysis of Spatial Cancer Models awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

The Mathematics of Breast Cancer Overtreatment: Improving Treatment Choice through Effective Communication of Personalized Cancer Risk awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

Ryser, MD, Min, B-H, Siegmund, KD, and Shibata, D. "Spatial mutation patterns as markers of early colorectal tumor cell mobility." *Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America* 115.22 (May 14, 2018): 5774-5779.
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In cancer treatment, metastatic tumors receive equal treatment. Patients are given the same aggressive therapies when abnormal clusters of cells are discovered early, even if they may be harmless. In research studies co-led by Duke's Marc Ryser... read more »

Kevin Murgas (Biomedical Engineering, Class 2017), started working on this project during a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in mathematical biology in the summer of 2015. Together with his research mentor, Dr. Marc Ryser, they... read more »

A mathematical model from Duke University mathematicians suggests more can be done to protect people from the human papilloma virus. HPV is associated with cervical cancer in women, but can also cause various cancers in men. Duke mathematician... read more »

Active surveillance could be a viable alternative to surgery and radiation for select patients with ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, according to a mathematical model developed by researchers at Duke University.... read more »

A new study adds to a growing conversation on the best way to treat women with stage 0 breast cancer http://time.com/4151717/dcis-breast-cancer-active-surveillance/ read more »