Giuseppina Albano

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A stochastic model of solid tumor growth based on deterministic Gompertz law is presented. Tumor cells evolution is described by a one-dimensional diffusion process limited by two absorbing boundaries representing healing threshold and patient death (carrying capacity), respectively. Via a numerical approach the first exit time problem is analysed for the(More)
The present work deals with a Gompertz-type diffusion process, which includes in the drift term a time-dependent function C(t) representing the effect of a therapy able to modify the dynamics of the underlying process. However, in experimental studies is not immediate to deduce the functional form of C(t) from a treatment protocol. So a statistical approach(More)
An instantaneous return process in the presence of random refractoriness for Wiener model of single neuron activity is considered. The case of exponential distributed refractoriness is analyzed and expressions for output distributions and interspike intervals density are obtained in closed form. A computational study is performed to elucidate the role(More)
We consider a diffusion model based on a generalized Gompertz deterministic growth in which carrying capacity depends on the initial size of the population. The drift of the resulting process is then modified by introducing a time-dependent function, called "therapy", in order to model the effect of an exogenous factor. The transition probability density(More)