i’ll have to work on this for the next 2 weeks.
and try to explain it 🙂Fractals and Cancer
James W. Baish and Rakesh K. Jain

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837 [J. W. B.], and Edwin L. Steele Laboratory, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 [R. K. J.]

Recent studies have shown that fractal geometry, a vocabulary of irregular shapes, can be useful for describing the pathological architecture of tumors and, perhaps more surprisingly, for yielding insights into the mechanisms of tumor growth and angiogenesis that complement those obtained by modern molecular methods. This article outlines the basic methods of fractal geometry and discusses the value and limitations of applying this new tool to cancer research.
(year 2000)


  1. the beauty about fractals is that there is no beauty at all.

    along with the (astonishing) deconstruction in Baish and Jain words:

    “Fractals and Cancer”

    “vocabulary of irregular shapes”

    “pathological architecture”

    a one-to-one map can be settled between the class of connections phenomenon/modelization and the family of dissections description/concept

  2. Welcome Gerard!

    why do you call dissections to the family on description/concept

    i guess i would call dissection to the pre-approach of a concept but when describing and ‘conceptualizing’…the act itself is a re-constructive process.

    just a comment: motivated by this article we did a study on urban growth. this happened because sara (one of the group)is working on this subject for her phd thesis. “pathological architecture” could almost be the name of our presentation 🙂

    sorry for my rusty english

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