Title

Numerical Solution of a Model for Brain Cancer Progression After Therapy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-10-2009

Abstract

We present a numerical scheme used to investigate a mathematical model of tumor growth which incorporates multiple disparate timescales. We simulate the model with different initial data. The initial conditions explored herein correspond to a small remnant of tumor tissue left after surgical resection. Our results indicate that tumor regrowth begins at the pre-surgery tumor-healthy tissue interface and penetrates back into the original tumor area. This growth is rate-limited by the reformation of the tumor vascular network.

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