Mathematical and Computer Modelling
A mathematical model is used to discuss the effects of cycle-specific chemotherapy. The model includes a constraint equation which describes the effects of the drugs on sensitive normal tissue such as bone marrow. This model investigates both pulsed and piecewise-continuous chemotherapeutic effects and calculates the parameter regions of acceptable dose and period. It also identifies the optimal period needed for maximal tumor reduction. Examples are included concerning the use of growth factors and how they can enhance the cell kill of the chemotherapeutic drugs.
Original Publication Citation
Panetta, J. C., & Adam, J. (1995). A mathematical model of cycle-specific chemotherapy. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 22(2), 67-82. doi:10.1016/0895-7177(95)00112-f
Panetta, J. C. and Adam, J., "A Mathematical Model of Cycle Chemotherapy" (1995). Mathematics & Statistics Faculty Publications. 146.