Survey of Models for Tumor-Immune System Dynamics
An enormous amount of human effort and economic resources has been directed in this century to the fight against cancer. The purpose, of course, has been to find strategies to overcome this hard, challenging and seemingly endless struggle. We can readily imagine that even greater efforts will be required in the next century. The hope is that ultimately humanity will be successful; success will have been achieved when it is possible to activate and control the immune system in its competition against neoplastic cells. Dealing with the above-mentioned problem requires the fullest possible cooperation among scientists working in different fields: biology, immunology, medicine, physics and, we believe, mathematics. Certainly, biologists and immunologists will make the greatest contribution to the research. However, it is now increasingly recognized that mathematics and computer science may well able to make major contributions to such problems. We cannot expect mathematicians alone to solve fundamental problems in immunology and (in particular) cancer research, but valuable support, however modest, can be provided by mathematicians to the research aspirations of biologists and immunologists working in this field. [Amazon.com]
Mathematical modeling, Tumors, Immunology, Pathology
Applied Mathematics | Biology | Oncology
Adam, John A. and Bellomo, Nicola, "Survey of Models for Tumor-Immune System Dynamics" (1997). Mathematics & Statistics Faculty Books. 4.