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Model for acid-mediated tumour invasion with chemotherapy intervention I: spatially homogeneous populations

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The acid-mediation hypothesis, that is, the hypothesis that acid produced by tumours, as a result of aerobic glycolysis, provides a mechanism for invasion, has so far been considered as a relatively closed system. The focus has mainly been on the dynamics of the tumour, normal-tissue, acid and possibly some other bodily components, without considering the effect of an external intervention such as a cytotoxic treatment. This article aims to examine the effect that a cytotoxic treatment has on a tumour growing under the acid-mediation hypothesis by using a simple set of ordinary differential equations that consider the interaction between normal-tissue, tumour-tissue, acid and chemotherapy drug.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Holder, A. B. & Rodrigo, M. R. (2014). Model for acid-mediated tumour invasion with chemotherapy intervention I: spatially homogeneous populations. arXiv, 1-32.

Number Of Pages


  • 31

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 32

Place Of Publication


  • New York, United States

Abstract


  • The acid-mediation hypothesis, that is, the hypothesis that acid produced by tumours, as a result of aerobic glycolysis, provides a mechanism for invasion, has so far been considered as a relatively closed system. The focus has mainly been on the dynamics of the tumour, normal-tissue, acid and possibly some other bodily components, without considering the effect of an external intervention such as a cytotoxic treatment. This article aims to examine the effect that a cytotoxic treatment has on a tumour growing under the acid-mediation hypothesis by using a simple set of ordinary differential equations that consider the interaction between normal-tissue, tumour-tissue, acid and chemotherapy drug.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Holder, A. B. & Rodrigo, M. R. (2014). Model for acid-mediated tumour invasion with chemotherapy intervention I: spatially homogeneous populations. arXiv, 1-32.

Number Of Pages


  • 31

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 32

Place Of Publication


  • New York, United States