Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology

Selected Topics in Cancer Modeling

Genesis, Evolution, Immune Competition, and Therapy

Editors: Bellomo, Nicola, de Angelis, Elena (Eds.)

  • Examines new methods and tools for the rapidly evolving field of tumor modeling
  • Written by first-rate researchers in mathematical biology
  • The complexity of modeling living matter requires the development of new mathematical methods and ideas; this volume is one of the first steps in that direction
  • Applications to brain tumor modeling, breast cancer modeling, avascular and vascular tumors, and tumor cords
  • For a broad audience of applied mathematicians, mathematical biologists, and related fields
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A major challenge in the modeling and simulation of tumor growth is the mathematical description of living matter, which is far more complex than a mathematical description of inert matter. One critical piece of this challenge is creating multiscale models that take into account subcellular, cellular, and macroscopic levels of cancer. The complexity of these different levels requires the development of new mathematical methods and ideas, which are examined in this work.

Written by first-rate researchers in the field of mathematical biology, this collection of selected chapters offers a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art mathematical methods and tools for modeling and analyzing cancer phenomena.

Topics covered include:

* Genetic and epigenetic pathways to colon cancer

* A game theoretical perspective on the somatic evolution of cancer

* Nonlinear modeling and simulation of tumor growth

* Tumor cords and their response to anticancer agents

* Modeling diffusely invading brain tumors

* Multiphase models of tumor growth

* Mathematical modeling of breast carcinogenesis

* Predictive models in tumor immunology

* Multiscale modeling of solid tumor growth

Selected Topics in Cancer Modeling is an excellent reference for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in applied mathematics, mathematical biology, and related fields. The book has an overall aim of quantitative, predictive mathematical modeling of solid tumor growth at all scales, from genetics all the way through to treatment therapy for patients.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Mathematical Modelling of Breast Carcinogenesis, Treatment with Surgery and Radiotherapy and Local Recurrence

    Enderling, Heiko (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • M for Invasion Morphology Mutation and the Microenvironment

    Anderson, Alexander R. A.

    Pages 1-22

  • Predictive Models in Tumor Immunology

    Lollini, Pier-Luigi (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Nonlinear Modeling and Simulation of Tumor Growth

    Cristini, Vittorio (et al.)

    Pages 1-69

  • Multiphase Models of Tumour Growth

    Astanin, Sergey (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

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eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-8176-4713-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-8176-4712-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selected Topics in Cancer Modeling
Book Subtitle
Genesis, Evolution, Immune Competition, and Therapy
Editors
  • Nicola Bellomo
  • Elena de Angelis
Series Title
Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Boston
eBook ISBN
978-0-8176-4713-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-8176-4713-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-8176-4712-4
Series ISSN
2164-3679
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 473
Number of Illustrations and Tables
140 b/w illustrations
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