Mathematical Details on a Cancer Resistance Model [article]

James M. Greene, Cynthia Sanchez-Tapia, Eduardo D. Sontag
2018 bioRxiv   pre-print
AbstractThe primary factor limiting the success of chemotherapy in cancer treatment is the phenomenon of drug resistance. We have recently introduced a framework for quantifying the effects of induced and non-induced resistance to cancer chemotherapy [8, 7]. In this work, we expound on the details relating to an optimal control problem outlined in [7]. The control structure is precisely characterized as a concatenation of bang-bang and path-constrained arcs via the Pontryagin Maximum Principle
more » ... Maximum Principle and differential Lie techniques. A structural identifiability analysis is also presented, demonstrating that patient-specific parameters may be measured and thus utilized in the design of optimal therapies prior to the commencement of therapy. For completeness, a detailed analysis of existence results is also included.
doi:10.1101/475533 fatcat:urautfqdsvg7rbge3bq7vi6uza