Kinetics of the formation of cancer metastases via induced premetastatic cancer-stem-cell niches
Journal article, 2009

The author presents a kinetic model describing the formation of new metastases by cancer stem cells in premetastatic stem-cell niches induced by the factors produced by a primary tumor and already formed metastases. The corresponding kinetics is analyzed by employing mean-field kinetic equations and Monte Carlo simulations. In agreement with observations, the model predicts a long latent period with low rate of the metastase growth followed by explosive increase in the number of metastases. The duration of the latent period is found to depend on a multitude of rate constants characterizing various processes.

Author

Vladimir Zhdanov

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Chemical Physics

Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics

1539-3755 (ISSN)

Vol. 79 061913-

Subject Categories

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevE.79.061913

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10/7/2017