Growth, Cancer, and the Cell Cycle pp 323-345

Part of the Experimental Biology and Medicine book series (EBAM, volume 5)

Cell Growth, Tissue Neogenesis, and Neoplastic Transformation

  • Philip Skehan
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Abstract

Exponential growth is rarely observed in vivo. most mammalian tissues, whether normal or malignant, exhibit nonexponential kinetics in which growth decelerates continuously with time (1–10). This deceleration is characterized by a gradual but progressive increase in a tissue’s doubling time, and a corresponding decline in its specific growth rate.

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© The Humana Press Inc. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Skehan
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  1. 1.The University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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