Branching Process Models of Cancer


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This volume develops results on continuous time branching processes and applies them to study rate of tumor growth, extending classic work on the Luria-Delbruck distribution. As a consequence, the author calculate the probability that mutations that confer resistance to treatment are present at detection and quantify the extent of tumor heterogeneity. As applications, the author evaluate ovarian cancer screening strategies and give rigorous proofs for results of Heano and Michor concerning tumor metastasis. These notes ...

Branching Process Models of Cancer 2015, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham

ISBN-13: 9783319160641

2015 edition