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Submission + - Computer simulation of cancer growth

Roland Piquepaille writes: "For a long time now, researchers and scientists have used computer simulations in physical sciences, such as physics, chemistry or engineering. But what about biology? An international team of U.S. and Scottish mathematicians and biologists has decided to use a math model to predict tumor behavior. As say the researchers, their approach is similar to the one used by weather forecasters. So far, and even if it was successful, this approach is entirely theoretical. But the scientists see their effort as the beginning of a new era in cancer research. And it might be the beginning of customized cancer treatments. Read more for additional references and illustrations about this use of computer simulation to predict a cancer evolution."

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