Silvio C. Ferreira

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A nutrient-limited model for avascular cancer growth including cell proliferation, motility, and death is presented. The model qualitatively reproduces commonly observed morphologies for primary tumors, and the simulated patterns are characterized by its gyration radius, total number of cancer cells, and number of cells on tumor periphery. These very(More)
Recent work has shown that different theoretical approaches to the dynamics of the susceptible-infected-susceptible (SIS) model for epidemics lead to qualitatively different estimates for the position of the epidemic threshold in networks. Here we present large-scale numerical simulations of the SIS dynamics on various types of networks, allowing the(More)
Recently, we have proposed a nutrient-limited model for the avascular growth of tumors including cell proliferation, motility, and death [S. C. Ferreira, Jr., M. L. Martins, and M. J. Vilela, Phys. Rev. E 65, 021907 (2002)], which qualitatively reproduces commonly observed morphologies for carcinomas in situ. In the present work, we analyze the effects of(More)
One of the most promising strategies to treat cancer is attacking it with viruses. Oncolytic viruses can kill tumor cells specifically or induce anticancer immune response. A multiscale model for virotherapy of cancer is investigated through simulations. It was found that, for intratumoral virus administration, a solid tumor can be completely eradicated or(More)
One of the most promising strategies to treat cancer is attacking it with viruses designed to exploit specific altered pathways. Here, the effects of oncolytic virotherapy on tumors having compact, papillary, and disconnected morphologies are investigated through computer simulations of a multiscale model coupling macroscopic reaction-diffusion equations(More)
  • S C Ferreira
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
  • 2005
The two- and three-dimensional contact replication processes (CRP) for monoclonal reproduction were analyzed through intensive Monte Carlo simulations. In these models, the occupation rates are equally divided among the empty nearest neighbor sites of an occupied site. As the one-dimensional case, the two-dimensional version of the model belongs to the(More)
We investigate the effects of local population structure in reaction-diffusion processes representing a contact process (CP) on metapopulations represented as complex networks. Considering a model in which the nodes of a large scale network represent local populations defined in terms of a homogeneous graph, we show by means of extensive numerical(More)
The epidemic threshold of the susceptible-infected-susceptible (SIS) dynamics on random networks having a power law degree distribution with exponent γ>3 has been investigated using different mean-field approaches, which predict different outcomes. We performed extensive simulations in the quasistationary state for a comparison with these mean-field(More)
A major hurdle in the simulation of the steady state of epidemic processes is that the system will unavoidably visit an absorbing, disease-free state at sufficiently long times due to the finite size of the networks where epidemics evolves. In the present work, we compare different quasistationary (QS) simulation methods where the absorbing states are(More)