Cancer as a System Dysfunction

18 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2018

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Khalid Saeed

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Elizabeth Ryder

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Amity Manning

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Date Written: August 20, 2018

Abstract

In this paper, we describe a system dynamics model that views cancer as a dysfunction of the cellular system analogous to those of human societies. Our experiments with the model replicate the propagation of the ailment and the impacts of the treatments. It also represents work in progress and should be viewed as a proposition that can be further developed to understand cancer and used to create appropriate combinations of interventions for specific situations.

Keywords: cancer, system biology, systems, system dynamics

Suggested Citation

Saeed, Khalid and Ryder, Elizabeth and Manning, Amity, Cancer as a System Dysfunction (August 20, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3235843 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3235843

Khalid Saeed (Contact Author)

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Elizabeth Ryder

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) ( email )

100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
United States

Amity Manning

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) ( email )

100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
United States

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