Author(s): Nanda S, Moore H, Lenhart S
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Abstract We consider a mathematical model of drug therapy for chronic myelogenous leukemia for an individual patient over a fixed time horizon. The disease dynamics are given by a system of ordinary differential equations that describe the interaction between naive T cells, effector T cells and leukemic cancer cells in a hypothetical patient. We introduce two drug therapies into this model, one a targeted therapy, and the other a broad cytotoxic therapy. Our goal is to find treatment regimens that minimize the cancer cell count and the deleterious effects of the drugs for a given patient. We examine the control setting analytically, and include numerical solutions to illustrate the optimal regimens under various assumptions.
This article was published in Math Biosci
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics