Universitat de Barcelona



Tumor angiogenesis and vascular patterning: A mathematical model


Tumor angiogenesis is a challeging problem with important consequences for diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Angiogenesis is the process by which new blood vessels grow from existing ones. The idea that a successful establishment of a solid tumor depends on neovascularization has given rise to therapies to deprive the tumor from oxygen and nutrients. However, an optimal therapy requires high resolution imaging to detect the vessels and advanced mathematical models to predict the vascular patterning. In this talk, I will present a multi-scale mathematical model that combines the benefits of a continuous description based on a phase-field model and the capability of tracking individual tip cells.


The Catalan Mathematical Society invites participants to this first congress of a biannual series focusing on current research topics across several areas of Mathematics.

Plenary talks and thematic sessions have been selected by the Scientific Committee of the SCM. Special thanks are due to the organisers of the thematic sessions and to the local mathematical community as a whole for their support to this congress.



Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques
Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Carrer del Carme, 47
08001 Barcelona

Phone: +34 933 248 583

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