A project log for A new derivation of the Gompertz/logistic function

Providing a possible biological substantiation of the Gompertz and logistic function when used in relation to tumor growth

M. BindhammerM. Bindhammer 08/21/2016 at 18:560 Comments

The derived models suggest that the tumor could follow the Mendelsohn model as long as this strategy is optimal. I still have no clue, how long this strategy is optimal. But for sure the tumor has a kind of survival strategy. First the tumor just uptake nutrients by its surface. It is still not detectable by medical exams. Later the tumor changes its strategy, building own blood vessels. This might have two reasons. Reason 1 is that the tumor can't uptake enough nutrients by its surface anymore. Reason 2 is that the tumor, which getting now detectable, has to suspect that it get detected and killed. Therefore the tumor spread (metastases) to maximize the chance that its species survive. Tumor growth could be seen as an evolutionary process, thus extremely optimized and difficult to handle.


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