Alex Browning

Alex BrowningAlex Browning

Queensland University of Technology

Biography

Alex Browning is a Bachelor of Mathematics student at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. He has particular interests in applied and computational mathematics, and has thoroughly enjoyed studying in these areas, achieving a High Distinction in all Mathematics subjects undertaken. He was awarded four academic gold awards for his final year of school in Maths B, Maths C, Physics and Graphics upon graduating school in 2012. He also has experience in website development, animation and runs a private tutoring business in North Brisbane.

Modelling Prostate Cancer Treatment with Differential Equations

Androgen derivation therapy is a common treatment for prostate cancer. However, undesirable side effects mean some men take drug holidays. It was found that these men may do no worse that those who take the treatment constantly. This project will explore intermittent androgen derivation therapy, modelling the hypothesis presented by L. Klotz in his 2013 paper, using ordinary differential equations.

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