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Drug Administration Design for Cancer Gompertz Model Based on the Lyapunov Method

  • B. Andrade CostaEmail author
  • J. M. Lemos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 402)


This article addresses the design of therapeutic procedures for cancer using a control based on the Gompertz model, that describes the nonlinear dynamics of tumor growth. The aim is to reduce the tumor size according to a decreasing target reference. The approach presented on this work uses a control Lyapunov function and yields an adaptive PI strategy that results from the exact linearization. It is concluded that the closed-loop system is globally asymptotically stable and is robust with respect to the presence of model parameter uncertainty.


Cancer modeling Gompertz model Exact linearization Adaptive control Lyapunov stability analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INESC-ID/IST, University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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