A breath of fresh air: the impact of physically accurate oxygen delivery on avascular tumour growth
Computer simulations of cancer growth have existed for many years, but often they do not include physically (or physiologically) accurate models of oxygen delivery to the tumour. They model oxygen transport using simple diffusion. In this model we attempt to simulate oxygen more accurately, using Lattice Botlzmann methods to model a biphasic fluid – oxygen in the blood – surrounding a small, avascular tumour. This work, including the source code, has been to submitted to The Journal of Theoretical Biology.
The source code for this model can be found here.
Documentation in PDF form of the code can be found here.
A Doxygen website for the code documentation can be found here.