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Mathematical Modelling of Spatio-temporal Phenomena in Tumour Immunology

  • Mark Chaplain
  • Anastasios Matzavinos
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1872)

Abstract

Cancer still remains one of the most difficult diseases to treat clinically and is one of the main causes of mortality in developed western societies. The mortality statistics for the United Kingdom for the year 2002 show that 155,180 people were registered as dying from a malignant neoplasm.1 This figure represents 26% of all causes of death in the UK for 2002. Similar statistics hold for the United States as can be seen in Fig. 1, which shows the main causes of death in the USA during the two years 1975 and 2001.

Keywords

Random Motility Cancer Vaccine Tumour Immunology Tissue Distance Multicellular Tumour Spheroid 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Chaplain
    • 1
  • Anastasios Matzavinos
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of MathematicsUniversity of DundeeDundeeScotland
  2. 2.School of MathematicsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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