An Adaptive Robust Control Strategy in a Cancer Tumor-Immune System under Uncertainties

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Maryam SharifiNazanin Namazi Sarvestani

Abstract

We propose an adaptive robust control for a second order nonlinear model of the interaction between cancer and immune cells of the body to control the growth of cancer and maintain the number of immune cells in an appropriate level. Most of the control approaches are based on minimizing the drug dosage based on an optimal control structure. However, in many cases, measuring the exact quantity of the model parameters is not possible. This is due to limitation in measuring devices, variational and undetermined characteristics of micro-environmental factors. It is of great importance to present a control strategy that can deal with these unknown factors in a nonlinear model.

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