The Home Page of the Laboratory for Quantitative Medicine
at Massachusetts General Hospital
Each of us is but the aggregate consequence of the enormous number of fundamentally discrete events that occur among the many molecules, genes, and cells of which we are comprised. For more than a decade, our group has used this viewpoint to try to make sense of multicellular organization and its diseases.
CancerMath.net web-calculators provide medical professionals with tools for more accurately estimating the chance of survival for individual patients with breast cancer, melanoma, and renal cells carcinoma, and the impact that various treatment choices will have on that chance of survival.
Our PreventiveMath calculator lets you enter data about yourself (age, sex, height, weight, smoking history), and gives you a list of the things you can do to keep yourself healthy.
Use it yourself, or with your doctor, to get the most out of the things you can do to live a long and healthy life.
The failure or large numbers of patients to show up for exams in a timely fashion, or be treated in a timely fashion, or to be treated at all, results in an enormous burden of death and disease.
The Health Communication Technology Group uses modern computer speech, telephony, and web-programming to build systems that can help recruit, remind, schedule, and track patients.
Copyright (c) 2008 James Michaelson, PhD. All rights reserved.