## Cancer Cells

03/03/2012 by jgluvna

A cancer cell is a cell that grows out of control. Unlike normal cells, cancer cells ignore signals to stop dividing, to specialize, or to die and be shed. Model and compare the growth rates of normal cells to those of cancer cells.

### Theory:

- Derivative as an instantaneous rate of change (Neuhauser, Claudia. Calculus for Biology and Medicine. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2000. 95)
- von Bertalanffy model (Neuhauser, Claudia. Calculus for Biology and Medicine. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2000. 359)

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