## What is Mathematical Oncology?

Mathematical Oncology describes processes in oncology using the tools and systematization methods of mathematics. This includes mathematical model building and techniques from applied mathematics: differential equations, numerical methods, optimization, etc.

In other fields of Science such as Physics or Engineering, the scientists write equations and pose problems in a language familiar to the Mathematician. However, in medicine it is the applied mathematician who has to understand the problem and formulate models in collaboration with biologists and/or clinicians, what mades the field truly interdisciplinary and requires people with a strong interest on applications.

The ultimate goals are to improve the current treatments of cancer patients and to raise hypothesis that can be tested by clinicians and biologists. Thus, we try to generate knowledge of direct applicability in Medicine.