Marc D. Ryser, Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences and Instructor of Mathematics and Assistant Professor and Member of Duke Cancer Institute

Marc D. Ryser

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Areas of Expertise: Multi-scale modeling, early carcinogenesis, cancer evolution

Office Location:  299B Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
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Ph.D.McGill University (Canada)2011
MS (Physics)EPFL2006
BS (Physics)EPFL2004
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Bone and Bones • Bone Neoplasms • Bone Resorption • Chemotaxis • Computational Biology • Computer Simulation • Fractures, Bone • Gene Expression Profiling • Homeostasis • Meta-Analysis as Topic • Models, Biological • Osteoblasts • Osteoprotegerin • Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein • RANK Ligand • Solubility • Time Factors

Recent Publications

  1. Grimm, LJ; Miller, MM; Thomas, SM; Liu, Y; Lo, JY; Hwang, ES; Hyslop, T; Ryser, MD, Growth Dynamics of Mammographic Calcifications: Differentiating Ductal Carcinoma in Situ from Benign Breast Disease., Radiology (May, 2019), pp. 182599 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Shen, Y; Dong, W; Gulati, R; Ryser, MD; Etzioni, R, Estimating the frequency of indolent breast cancer in screening trials., Stat Methods Med Res, vol. 28 no. 4 (April, 2019), pp. 1261-1271 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Ryser, MD; Weaver, DL; Zhao, F; Worni, M; Grimm, LJ; Gulati, R; Etzioni, R; Hyslop, T; Lee, SJ; Hwang, ES, Cancer Outcomes in DCIS Patients Without Locoregional Treatment., J Natl Cancer Inst (February, 2019) [doi]  [abs]
  4. Ryser, MD; Gulati, R; Eisenberg, MC; Shen, Y; Hwang, ES; Etzioni, RB, Identification of the Fraction of Indolent Tumors and Associated Overdiagnosis in Breast Cancer Screening Trials., American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 188 no. 1 (January, 2019), pp. 197-205 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Ryser, MD; Yu, M; Grady, W; Siegmund, K; Shibata, D, Epigenetic Heterogeneity in Human Colorectal Tumors Reveals Preferential Conservation And Evidence of Immune Surveillance., Scientific Reports, vol. 8 no. 1 (November, 2018), pp. 17292 [doi]  [abs]
Recent Grant Support