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On the foundations of cancer modelling: selected topics, speculations, & perspectives

Bellomo, N. and Li, N. K. and Maini, P. K. (2008) On the foundations of cancer modelling: selected topics, speculations, & perspectives. Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, 18 (4). pp. 593-646.

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Abstract

This paper presents a critical review of selected topics related to the modelling of cancer onset, evolution and growth, with the aim of illustrating, to a wide applied mathematical readership, some of the novel mathematical problems in the field. This review attempts to capture, from the appropriate literature, the main issues involved in the modelling of phenomena related to cancer dynamics at all scales which characterise this highly complex system: from the molecular scale up to that of tissue. The last part of the paper discusses the challenge of developing a mathematical biological theory of tumour onset and evolution.

Item Type:Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords:Cancer modelling, multiscale modelling, complexity in biology, living systems Mathematics
Subjects:A - C > Biology and other natural sciences
Research Groups:Centre for Mathematical Biology
ID Code:682
Deposited By:Philip Maini
Deposited On:12 Apr 2008
Last Modified:20 Jul 2009 14:23

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