Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Modelling a new angle on understanding cancer," correspondence by Robert A.Gatenby and Philip Maini to Nature, 5 December 2002.

These researchers advocate wider acceptance of the use mathematical models inmedical investigations. "Until the quantitative methods of the physicalsciences are applied, many difficult and clinically important problems intumour biology, including the dynamics that give rise to metastatic phenotype,will remain unresolved."

--- Annette Emerson