The Gompertz method is used to analyze the growing glioblastoma data and estimate how accurate the results of growth over time are. The Gompertz curve is expressed as V(t) = αe-βe-γt. The data from the tumor is graphed in Excel along with the values from the Gompertz equation. Excel solver is used to assist in determining the constant values of α, β, and γ. The data of the tumor is overall very close to the outcome of the Gompertz model following a sigmoidal “S” curve.
"Finding the Growth Rate of a Tumor,"
Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two:
2, Article 5.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5038/2326-3622.214.171.12418 Available at: https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/ujmm/vol10/iss2/5
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Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Laurie Staat, Moffit Cancer Hospital
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