Based at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida, Cancer Ecology is a small research group led by David Basanta. We are mathematical modellers who work with biologists and clinicians, trying to understand the ecology of tumors and the evolutionary dynamics of cancer progression and resistance to treatment.

Misleading models in mathematical oncology

Artem writes about what I could describe as a 'decorative mathematical model'. A decorative model is what you find in certain biological journals where the mathematical model is not meant to drive the biological experiments nor to derive a new understanding of the biological data. I am not sure that the paper he describes fall in this category (I have not read the paper in detail) but his observations are useful to any mathematical biologist: a complicated mathematical model with lots of parameters produced after the experiments have been performed is unlikely to be too useful.

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On the nature of cancer stem cells