On the control of tumor growth via type-1 and interval type-2 fuzzy logic

Gholami, S ; Sharif University of Technology

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1142/S0219519415500839
  3. Abstract:
  4. This paper deals with growth control of cancer cells population using type-1 and interval type-2 fuzzy logic. A type-1 fuzzy controller is designed in order to reduce the population of cancer cells, adjust the drug dosage in a manner that allows normal cells re-grow in treatment period and maintain the maximum drug delivery rate and plasma concentration of drug in an appropriate range. Two different approaches are studied. One deals with reducing the number of cancer cells without any concern about the rate of decreasing, and the other takes the rate of malignant cells damage into consideration. Due to the fact that uncertainty is an inherent part of real systems and affects controller efficacy, employing new methods of design such as interval type-2 fuzzy logic systems for handling uncertainties may be efficacious. Influence of noise on the system is investigated and the effect of altering free parameters of design is studied. Using an interval type-2 controller can diminish the effects of incomplete and uncertain information about the system, environmental noises, instrumentation errors, etc. Simulation results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed methods on tumor growth control
  5. Keywords:
  6. Drug schedule ; Gompertzian model ; Interval type-2 fuzzy control ; Type-1 fuzzy controller ; Cells ; Controllers ; Cytology ; Diseases ; Drug dosage ; Fuzzy control ; Population statistics ; Tumors ; Cancer cells ; Fuzzy controllers ; Instrumentation error ; Interval type-2 fuzzy ; Interval type-2 fuzzy logic ; Interval type-2 fuzzy logic systems ; Plasma concentration ; Uncertain informations ; Fuzzy logic
  7. Source: Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology ; Volume 15, Issue 5 , 2015 ; 02195194 (ISSN)
  8. URL: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0219519415500839