Benjamin Ribba

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Radiotherapy outcomes are usually predicted using the Linear Quadratic model. However, this model does not integrate complex features of tumor growth, in particular cell cycle regulation. In this paper, we propose a multiscale model of cancer growth based on the genetic and molecular features of the evolution of colorectal cancer. The model includes key(More)
Optimising the delivery of antiangiogenic drugs requires the development of drug-disease models of vascular tumour growth that incorporate histological data indicative of cytostatic action. In this study, we formulated a model to analyse the dynamics of tumour progression in nude mice xenografted with HT29 or HCT116 colorectal cancer cells. In 30 mice,(More)
Tumor angiogenesis is the process by which new blood vessels are formed and enhance the oxygenation and growth of tumors. As angiogenesis is recognized as being a critical event in cancer development, considerable efforts have been made to identify inhibitors of this process. Cytostatic treatments that target the molecular events of the angiogenesis process(More)
The tumour microenvironment is known to play an important role in determining the sequence of acquired phenotypic traits that characterise cancer evolution. A more precise understanding of this role could have a major influence in the understanding of cancer growth and development, and potentially in the optimisation of innovative anti-cancer treatments(More)
With the aim of inhibiting cancer growth and reducing the risk of metastasis, pharmaceutical companies in the early 1990s developed anti-metastatic agents called inhibitors of metalloproteinases (MMPi). Despite the promising results obtained in pre-clinical studies, results of Phase III trials have been somewhat disappointing for late stage cancer patients.(More)
QxDB (quantitative x-modelling database) is a web-based generic database package designed especially to house quantitative and structural information. Its development was motivated by the need for centralized access to such results for development of mathematical models, but its usefulness extends to the general research community of both modellers and(More)
The lack of a common exchange format for mathematical models in pharmacometrics has been a long-standing problem. Such a format has the potential to increase productivity and analysis quality, simplify the handling of complex workflows, ensure reproducibility of research, and facilitate the reuse of existing model resources. Pharmacometrics Markup Language(More)
The objective was to leverage tumor size data from preclinical experiments to propose a model of tumor growth and angiogenesis inhibition for the analysis of pazopanib efficacy in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients. We analyzed tumor data in mice with RCC CAKI-2 cell line treated with pazopanib. Clinical tumor size data obtained in a subset of patients(More)
We present a nonlinear model of the dynamics of a cell population divided into proliferative and quiescent compartments. The proliferative phase represents the complete cell cycle (G (1)-S-G (2)-M) of a population committed to divide at its end. The model is structured by the time spent by a cell in the proliferative phase, and by the amount of Cyclin(More)
PURPOSE To develop a tumor growth inhibition model for adult diffuse low-grade gliomas (LGG) able to describe tumor size evolution in patients treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Using longitudinal mean tumor diameter (MTD) data from 21 patients treated with first-line procarbazine, 1-(2-chloroethyl)-3-cyclohexyl-l-nitrosourea,(More)