Multiscale modeling of glioma invasion: from receptor binding to flux-limited macroscopic PDEs


We propose a novel approach to modeling cell migration in an anisotropic environment with biochemical heterogeneity and interspecies interactions, using as a paradigm glioma invasion in brain tissue under the influence of hypoxia-triggered angiogenesis. The multiscale procedure links single-cell and mesoscopic dynamics with population level behavior, leading on the macroscopic scale to flux-limited glioma diffusion and multiple taxis. We verify the non-negativity of regular solutions (provided they exist) to the obtained macroscopic PDE-ODE system and perform numerical simulations to illustrate the solution behavior under several scenarios.

Multiscale Modeling and Simulation