Avner Friedman, PhD
College of Arts & Sciences
Distinguished University Professor
Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention
Cancer, Wounds and Injuries, Carcinoid Tumor, Glioma, Glioblastoma, Anoxia, Atherosclerosis, Pneumonia, Pneumocystis
Avner Friedman, PhD, is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Ohio State, where he also was the founding director of the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI).As a mathematician, Dr. Friedman brings a singular perspective to his research in the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC – James. His work focuses on mathematical models of carcinogenesis and hormone therapy in prostate cancer. One of his recent studies created a mathematical model that revealed a quantitative relation between the diameter of the growing cancer and the total uPAR mass in breast cancer patients. This can be used to identify uPAR as a potential serum biomarker for recurrence of breast cancer. Dr. Friedman has authored or co-authored more than 20 books and over 440 research papers in such well-respected publications as Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology and Journal of Theoretical Biology. He also has served on several editorial boards.