What are applications of mathematics in cancer research ?
Unfortunately I heard quite small about math, but I heard something about applications of physics. And let me put this story here, it might be useful to be aware. There is well-known radiation therapy. But less well-known is proton therapy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proton_therapy It is much more rare and based on protons accelerators used in particle physics. "The chief advantage of proton therapy is the ability to more precisely localize the radiation dosage when compared with other types of external beam radiotherapy." As far as I know it is only practiced in physics research centers which have proton accelarators. It is highly useful for cancer of sensitive tissues when it is dangerous to use other radiation therapy cause it will destroy everything surrounding.
A colleague of mine told me this really helped his father with the eye cancer. Moreover this method is so rare, that the leading experts in cancer were NOT aware of it and he become known of it only through friends.
The research institute where it happend is leading Russian research center ITEP (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics). Note this: http://saveitep.org/
If one is aware of new (may be on trial) methods for pancreatic cancer, please let me know: al dot chervov dog gmail dot com