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Jacob Scott
Works at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Attends University of Oxford
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Healing Art of Pathology
Many apologies for the long delay in writing, residency training has been weighing heavily on my creative time - but this is coming to an end! In the realm of more good news, on July 1st I will assume the post of Clinical Instructor here at the Moffitt Canc...
Many apologies for the long delay in writing, residency training has been weighing heavily on my creative time - but this is coming to an end! In the realm of more good news, on July 1st I will assume the post of Clinical Ins...
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Measuring frequency dependent fitness
In a recent blog post at theEGG me and Philipp Altrock argued for caution when applying game theoretic models to cancer. One of our concerns was the difficulty of measuring selective advantage, which is not constant, but changes with the frequency of the ge...
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Physicists and mathematicians know of the value of pre-print servers of which arXiv is probably the best known. Trying to promote this in the field of biology is lot more difficult: biology is a more competitive field and not necessarily in the better sense of the word so sharing is sometimes a lot less common than it should be.

BioRxiv is an effort to change that.

Also, if you look at minute 9 and onward you will see a mention to our work at +Warburgs Lens which is nice.

+Artem Kaznatcheev +Jacob Scott +Alexander Anderson +Philip Gerlee +Russ Rockne +Paul Macklin 
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The 4th workshop on Intergrative Mathematical Oncology is being held at Moffitt Cancer Center in November. I attended the event last year and must say that it was a great experience (in part maybe because our team won it). A ...
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Is cancer really a game?
In response to a recent debate on Twitter , I have, together with Philipp Altrock , written a longer (i.e. more than 140 characters) piece on the limitations of evolutionary game theory as a tool to model cancer. It appears in the form of a guest post on Th...
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A math heavy post at #TheEGG  thinking about multiple interacting public goods and cancer. This is part of my ongoing project with Robert Vander Velde, +David Basanta, and +Jacob Scott. I use the post to sketch part of our basic idea as if writing in an  #openscience  notebook.
Although I've spent more time thinking about pairwise games, I've recently expanded my horizons to more serious considerations of public-goods games. They crop up frequently when we are modeling ag...
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PhD position in applied mathematics with one of my favorite scientists +Philip Gerlee available!
The topic. The properties of many biological systems emerge through the interactions of their constituent components; the development from a single cell to a fully formed organism is the results of orchestrated interactions between millions of cells, and also disease states such as cancer emerge ...
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We just published a paper on the effects of controlling inspired carbon dioxide during consecutive breathlessness challenges using respiratory loading.

Isocapnia can be used to reduce effects of PETCO2 fluctuations on BOLD response during respiratory loading, but the obligatory hypercapnia might then also alter dyspnoea perception. In this study, we observed a small increase in baseline (unloaded) unpleasantness during hypercapnia (at +0.6kPa), but none during loading (i.e. it is not additive). We observed no habituation effects with repeated trials (four consecutive days). In short, isocapnic respiratory loading can induce respiratory unpleasantness in a stable and FMRI-friendly manner, even in multi-session studies, but does not provide the additional benefit of increased unpleasantness for the participant at such a low level.

Also (on a more personal note), maintaining said hypercapnia manually is quite a task. Coffee should be consumed, focus should be applied, training is always good. 
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Physicists and mathematicians know of the value of pre-print servers of which arXiv is probably the best known. Trying to promote this in the field of biology is lot more difficult: biology is a more competitive field and not necessarily in the better sense of the word so sharing is sometimes a lot less common than it should be.

BioRxiv is an effort to change that.

Also, if you look at minute 9 and onward you will see a mention to our work at +Warburgs Lens which is nice.

+Artem Kaznatcheev +Jacob Scott +Alexander Anderson +Philip Gerlee +Russ Rockne +Paul Macklin 
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Cancer is not going to be cured by biologists alone. This is why the IMO at Moffitt Cancer Center holds a workshop bringing together biologists, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists and clinicians to do just that. We tried to capture the craziness that ensues. To find out exactly what they are doing, listen in to our podcast with the head of the department of Integrated Mathematical Oncology +Alexander Anderson  
http://posus.blogspot.com/2014/07/cancer-by-numbers.html
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Mathematical Oncology: an introduction given at a Moffitt Cancer Center Radiation Oncology CME conference
Today at Moffitt Cancer Center I'm giving a short talk about Mathematical Oncology for a continuing medical education aimed at medical physicists and dosimetrists - though I think the talk is available to most folks with an interest in science and maths. It...
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Physician Scientist in training
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  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
    Radiation Oncology Resident, 2009 - present
  • US Navy
    Junior Officer, 1998 - 2003
  • Duval County Public Schools
    Physics Teacher, 2003 - 2004
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    Intern, 2008 - 2009
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tampa,fl
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cleveland,ohio - jacksonville,fl - stonington,ct - isle-au-haut,me - chagrin falls, oh - charleston,sc - oxford, england - annapolis, md
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A radiation oncologist interested in theoretical modeling of cancer.
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I approach the understanding of cancer like my original training in physics taught me - from the ground up, using the descriptive language of mathematics.  Using established mathematics in new ways, guided by the principles of evolution, I hope to better understand (and maybe treat!) cancer.  I am a proud member of the Integrated Mathematical Oncology group at the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Centre for Mathematical Biology at Oxford University.

Follow me here or on twitter @CancerConnector and check out my blog 

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My 4 year old daughter knows the difference between rhyme and alliteration.
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  • University of Oxford
    Mathematical Biology, 2011 - present
  • United States Naval Academy
    Physics, 1994 - 1998
  • Old Dominion University
    Engineering Management, 2001 - 2003
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medicine, 2004 - 2008
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