A method of fitting non-symmetric Gompertz functions for characterising malignant growth

International Journal of Bio-medical Computing
E F Gocka, L J Reed


A basic symmetrically asymptotic Gompertz equation was extended to account for more complex growth and life-table data. This extended Gompertz or non-symmetric asymptotic regression equation was found to be suitable for fitting a large variety of data exhibiting growth and experimentally-induced regression effects expressed in the same curve. The statistical and computational properties of this fitting function are discussed in theory and example.


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