A stochastic model for PSA levels: behavior of solutions and population statistics.

Abstract

This paper investigates the partial differential equation for the evolving distribution of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels following radiotherapy. We also present results on the behavior of moments for the evolving distribution of PSA levels and estimate the probability of long-term treatment success and failure related to values of treatment and disease parameters. Results apply to a much wider range of parameter values than was considered in earlier studies, including parameter combinations that are patient specific.

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@article{Belk2006ASM, title={A stochastic model for PSA levels: behavior of solutions and population statistics.}, author={Pavel Bel{\'i}k and P W A Dayananda and John T Kemper and Mikhail M Shvartsman}, journal={Journal of mathematical biology}, year={2006}, volume={53 3}, pages={437-63} }