Leonid Hanin

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The iterated birth and death Markov process is defined as an n-fold iteration of a birth and death Markov process describing kinetics of certain population combined with random killing of individuals in the population at moments tau 1,...,tau n with given survival probabilities s1,...,sn. A long-standing problem of computing the distribution of the number(More)
The iterated birth and death process is defined as an n-fold iteration of a stochastic process consisting of the combination of instantaneous random killing of individuals in a certain population with a given survival probability s with a Markov birth and death process describing subsequent population dynamics. A long standing problem of computing the(More)
Recognition of words in conversational sentences of known topic was measured in nine normally hearing subjects by speechreading alone and by speechreading supplemented with auditory presentation of the output of an electroglottograph. Mean word recognition probability rose from 30% to 77% with the addition of the acoustic signal. When this signal was(More)
The complement system (CS) plays a prominent role in the immune defense. The goal of this work is to study the dynamics of activation of the classic and alternative CS pathways based on the method of mathematical modeling. The principal difficulty that hinders modeling effort is the absence of the measured values of kinetic constants of many biochemical(More)
We introduce a novel mechanistic model of the yield of tissue damage at the end of radiation treatment and of the subsequent healing kinetics. We find explicit expressions for the total number of functional proliferating cells as well as doomed (functional but non-proliferating) cells as a function of time post treatment. This leads to the possibility of(More)
This paper is concerned with modern approaches to mechanistic modeling of the process of cancer detection. Measurements of tumor size at diagnosis represent a valuable source of information to enrich statistical inference on the processes underlying tumor latency. One possible way of utilizing this information is to model cancer detection as a quantal(More)
A model of irradiated cell survival based on rigorous accounting of microdosimetric effects is developed. The model does not assume that the distribution of lesions is Poisson and is applicable to low, intermediate and high acute doses of low or high LET radiation. For small doses, the model produces the linear-quadratic (LQ) model. However, for high doses(More)
We discuss philosophical, methodological, and biomedical grounds for the traditional paradigm of cancer and some of its critical flaws. We also review some potentially fruitful approaches to understanding cancer and its treatment. This includes the new paradigm of cancer that was developed over the last 15 years by Michael Retsky, Michael Baum, Romano(More)
  • Leonid Hanin
  • Advances in experimental medicine and biology
  • 2013
The hypothesis of early metastasis was debated for several decades. Dormant cancer cells and surgery-induced acceleration of metastatic growth were first observed in clinical studies and animal experiments conducted more than a century ago; later, these findings were confirmed in numerous modern studies.In this primarily methodological work, we discuss(More)