Stochastic Dynamics of Logistic Tumor Growth

  • S. F. C. Shearer
  • S. Sahoo
  • A. Sahoo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5792)


We investigate the effect of Gaussian white noises on the logistic growth of tumors. The model consists of the logistic growth dynamics under the influence of two Gaussian white noises, one multiplicative and the other additive. Both noises are correlated with each other. We study diverse aspects of the probability distribution of the size of the growing tumour both in the transient and steady-state regime. The simulation is based on the solution of the time-dependent Fokker-Planck equation associated with stochastic dynamics using B-spline functions.


Noise fluctuations avascular tumor growth dynamical-probability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. F. C. Shearer
    • 1
  • S. Sahoo
    • 1
  • A. Sahoo
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Cancer Research and Cell BiologyQueen’s UniversityBelfastN. Ireland

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