Game theory is popular among poker players, economists and politicians.
That's understandable. The theory examines how we make strategic decisions when other people are involved.
Now, oncology researchers are employing game theory to look for new ways to combat tumors.
Dr. Kenneth Pienta, Ardeshir Kianercy and Robert Veltri of Johns Hopkins University drew on game theory to study the evolving relationship between oxygen-rich and oxygen-needy tumor cells. That relationship can be symbiotic—or not.