Volume 33, October 2011CANUM 2010, 40e Congrès National d'Analyse Numérique
|Page(s)||1 - 9|
|Published online||22 December 2011|
The role of Mechanics in Tumor growth : Modelling and Simulation
MOX–Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
A number of biological phenomena are interlaced with classical mechanics. In this review are illustrated two examples from tumor growth, namely the formation of primordial networks of vessels (vasculogenesis) and the avascular phase of solid tumors. In both cases the formalism of continuum mechanics, accompanied by accurate numerical simulations, are able to shed light on biological controversies. The converse is also true: non-standard mechanical problems suggest new challenging mathematical questions.
© EDP Sciences, SMAI 2011
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