Julien Jouganous was awarded the 2016 'Le Monde' Research Prize for his PhD entitled Lung metastases growth modeling and simulation, which he did under the supervision of Olivier Saut at the Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux (CNRS, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux INP), and which he defended on September 2015, 23.
Abstract: This thesis deals with mathematical modeling and simulation of lung metastases growth. We first present a partial differential equations model to simulate the growth and possibly the response to some types of treatments of metastases to the lung. This model must be personalized to be used individually on clinical cases. Consequently, we developed a calibration technic based on medical images of the tumor. Several applications on clinical cases are presented.Then we introduce a simplification of the first model and the calibration algorithm. This new method, more robust, is tested on 36 clinical cases. The results are presented in the third chapter. The last chapter deals with a machine learning algorithm.
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