Viewing cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes: Clinical adoption of adaptive treatment plans will improve physician strategy and advance the standard of care for cancer patients

Game theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new article. The study challenges the decades old standard of treatment for metastatic cancers in which drugs are typically administered continuously at the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) until the tumor progresses.



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