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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The influence of fixed and free final time of treatment on optimal chemotherapeutic protocols
Author: Boldrini, JL
Costa, MIS
Abstract: Some general setups of optimal control problems purporting to design optimal noncycle specific drug regimens are analyzed within the frame of free final time. Maximum drug concentration or injection is actually the sole optimal strategy, whenever an optimal solution exists. This result seems to be strongly linked to the characteristic of free final time assumed in this work. In the context of fixed final time, it is shown in the works of Swierniak and Swierniak and Duda that singular control is the optimal drug regimen in the case of exponential cell growth, for instance. Moreover, there can exist qualitative as well as quantitative differences between the two setups in treatment duration and performance indices. These markedly differing outcomes point out the necessity of clearly defining the time boundary conditions in theoretical settings in the light of clinically accepted protocols.
Subject: optimal control
fixed and free final time
chemotherapeutic treatments
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0895-7177(98)00029-6
Date Issue: 1998
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