About the Authors

Alberto d’Onofrio

Affiliation Department of Experimental Oncology, European Institute of Oncology, Milano, Italy

Piero Manfredi


Affiliation Department of Statistics and Applied Mathematics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Piero Poletti

Affiliations Predictive Models for Biomedicine and Environment, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy, DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: AD PM PP. Wrote the paper: AD PM PP. Created the model: PM AD. Model parametrization: PM PP. Analytical study: AD. Simulations: PM PP. Analysis of results: PM AD PP.