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Gompertz’s empirical equation remains the most popular one in describing cancer cell population growth in a wide spectrum of bio-medical situations due to its good fit to data and simplicity.

Gompertz’s empirical equation remains the most popular one in describing cancer cell population growth in a wide spectrum of bio-medical situations due to its good fit to data and simplicity. Many efforts were documented in the literature aimed at understanding the mechanisms that may support Gompertz’s elegant model equation. One of the most convincing efforts was carried out by Gyllenberg and Webb. They divide the cancer cell population into the proliferative cells and the quiescent cells. In their two dimensional model, the dead cells are assumed to be removed from the tumor instantly.

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  • 2014-08-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1016/j.mbs.2014.06.009
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    • NOTICE: this is the author's version of a work that was accepted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in MATHEMATICAL BIOSCIENCES, 254, 76-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.mbs.2014.06.009, opens in a new window

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    Alzahrani, E. O., Asiri, Asim, El-Dessoky, M. M., & Kuang, Y. (2014). Quiescence as an explanation of Gompertzian tumor growth revisited. MATHEMATICAL BIOSCIENCES, 254, 76-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2014.06.009

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