## May 2022 College of the Sciences Presentations

#### Title

Using Numerical Analysis to Explore Ovarian Cancer

Poster

#### Event Website

https://source2022.sched.com/

16-5-2022

16-5-2022

#### Keywords

Interpolation, Ovarian Cancer, Age-Standardized Mortality Rate

#### Abstract

Cancer is a disease where abnormal cells in the body grow at an uncontrollable rate [1]. One form of cancer that only affects women is ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer originates in the ovaries or related areas such as the fallopian tubes or peritoneum [1]. Similar to many other types of cancer the deadliness of ovarian cancer is determined by the stage at which it is found along with how the patient responds to treatment. Ovarian cancer has been a subject of research for the the International Agency for Research on Cancer website which is part of the World Health Organization. There are many different datasets on this website but the one of interest for my project looked at how the age-standardized mortality rate per 100,000 women between the ages of 20 to 59 between the year 1979 to 2017. Using numerous interpolation methods the original dataset was examined in order to find the best approximation of the original dataset. Furthermore, this project aims to use the best approximation to understand how the age-standardized mortality rate has behaved of the years and what that means concerning the deadliness of ovarian cancer. References: 1] Basic information about ovarian cancer, Mar 2021.

Brandy Wiegers

#### Department/Program

Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

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Using Numerical Analysis to Explore Ovarian Cancer

Cancer is a disease where abnormal cells in the body grow at an uncontrollable rate [1]. One form of cancer that only affects women is ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer originates in the ovaries or related areas such as the fallopian tubes or peritoneum [1]. Similar to many other types of cancer the deadliness of ovarian cancer is determined by the stage at which it is found along with how the patient responds to treatment. Ovarian cancer has been a subject of research for the the International Agency for Research on Cancer website which is part of the World Health Organization. There are many different datasets on this website but the one of interest for my project looked at how the age-standardized mortality rate per 100,000 women between the ages of 20 to 59 between the year 1979 to 2017. Using numerous interpolation methods the original dataset was examined in order to find the best approximation of the original dataset. Furthermore, this project aims to use the best approximation to understand how the age-standardized mortality rate has behaved of the years and what that means concerning the deadliness of ovarian cancer. References: 1] Basic information about ovarian cancer, Mar 2021.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2022/COTS/71