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Research Article

Assessing the Effects of Estrogen on the Dynamics of Breast Cancer

Table 1

Model parameters and their interpretations.

Parameter SymbolValueUnitsReference

Per capita growth rate of normal cells (day)−1est
Per capita growth rate of tumor cells (day)−1[11]
Natural death rate of normal cells (day)−1est
Natural death rate of tumor cells (day)−1 [12]
Normal cell death rate due to competition (day)−1[12]
Tumor death rate due to immune response (day)−1[12]
Source rate of immune cells (day)−1 [13]
Immune response rate (day)−1[13]
Immune threshold rate (day)−1[13]
Natural death rate of immune cells (day)−1[12]