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Mathematical Models of Tumor Growth: From Empirical Description to Biological Mechanism

  • John A. Adam
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 537)

Abstract

Cancer is a complex phenomenon (Weinberg, 1998), and in order to attempt to model any of its different facets (such as avascular spheroid growth, angiogenesis and vascularization, invasion, or metastasis) in a reasonable mathematical manner, many simplifications are necessary. If the simplifications are reasonable, the model may be of considerable use, not only as a receptacle for what is already known but also for its predictive capabilities.

Keywords

Necrotic Core Catastrophe Theory Multicellular Spheroid Critical Size Defect Cusp Catastrophe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Adam
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsOld Dominion UniversityNorfolk

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