Date of Award

8-1-2011

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Engineering Science

First Advisor

Botros, Nazeih

Abstract

Understanding the cancer pathology and develop effective treatment strategies play significant roles in improving cancer survival rates. In this thesis, evaluations of mathematical modeling and simulation were studied and presented. Colorectal system was investigated from gene and cell levels. The Hardware Descriptive Language (HDL) package and codes were developed to simulate the cancer models. Representative codes and figures were illustrated. Results suggest that the HDL is an effective method to conduct the modeling and simulation of cancers. It is essential to develop advanced technology such as HDL modeling and simulation to improve our understandings to fight cancer and save lives.

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