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September 29 Math Colloquium

J.B. Nation, University of Hawaii

What Math can Tell us About Cancer

The Lattice Up-Stream Targeting (LUST) algorithm is a discrete mathematical method for analyzing expression data. It uses a variation of association rules to find groups of genes whose expression is correlated. These sets of genes can be associated with a common biological process or function.
This study uses the LUST algorithm to analyze mRNA expression for sixteen different types of solid tumors. This enables us to identify factors that are common to multiple cancers, and those that occur with only one or two types.

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