We review our studies on how to identify the most appropriate models of diseases, and how to determine their parameters in a quantitative manner given a short time series of biomarkers, using intermittent androgen deprivation therapy of prostate cancer as an example. Recently, it has become possible to estimate the specific parameters of individual patients within a reasonable time by employing the information concerning other previous patients as a prior.We discuss the importance of using multiple mathematical methods simultaneously to achieve a solid diagnosis and prognosis in the future practice of personalized medicine.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modelling and Simulation
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
- Computer Science Applications
- Applied Mathematics