Cancer overdiagnosis – a discourse on population health, biologic mechanism and statistics

Cancer overdiagnosis – a discourse on population health, biologic mechanism and statistics

Mathematical Biology Seminar

Marc D. Ryser

Friday, November 15, 2019 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: 
235 Physics

In this talk we discuss the issue of cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment as a multi-scale problem at the interface of cancer biology, population health and patient preferences. We highlight recent parallel developments in the fields of cancer biology and population-based estimation of overdiagnosis, and we argue that effective approaches to the problem of overdiagnosis and overtreatment requires approaches that integrate evidence from different spatio-temporal scales.

Last updated: 2019/12/14 - 2:31pm