Division of Mathematical Oncology

City of Hope’s Division of Mathematical Oncology, headed by Russell Rockne, Ph.D., is dedicated to outsmarting cancer by combining the multidisciplinary expertise of physicians, scientists and mathematicians.
The division, a part of the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences and the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, uniquely combines clinical care, scientific research and mathematical expertise to enhance the overall understanding of cancer development, growth, evolution and reaction to treatment. This work ultimately helps the care team to predict, control and thwart malignancy on both a global scale by improving evidence-based standards of care and an individual level by personalizing treatment using quantifiable patient and disease factors.
Due to its inherently interdisciplinary nature, the division collaborates with numerous researchers and clinicians across multiple disciplines at City of Hope.

Collaborating areas include:


For more information about the Division of Mathematical Oncology, or if you are interesting in partnering with the division for a study, please contact: