All tagged microenvironment
Neither Gatenby nor Gillies are mathematicians (the first is a physician whereas the second is a biologist) but both have worked before on some rather interesting models of carcinogenesis. In this paper they again introduced one of their models, constructed around a differential equation with a Lotka-Volterra term, in order to study how the microenvironment contributes to select phenotypical traits (conferred by genetic mutations).
I have not posted anything in this blog for quite some time. Attending workshops (I had one in Dresden today) and visiting collaborators (I am off to Lyon tomorrow) leaves precious little time for blogging. Which is not to say that nothing is happening, quite the opposite.