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Physics of Cancer, Volume 3 (Second Edition)

Experimental biophysical techniques in cancer research
Claudia Tanja Mierke


This is the third volume in the Physics of Cancer (Second Edition) set. The book introduces and discusses novel and advanced applications for probing and sensing mechanical properties of cells and their microenvironment. In addition, biophysical techniques for analysing combined biophysical techniques and cellular functions are presented and discussed. However, the major scope of the book is the presentation of biophysical approaches in cancer and its major findings that contribute significantly to the field of physics of cancer from a biophysical-point-of-view. Each chapter will be a closed unit and at its end, references will allow the reader to step more deeply into each topic. When possible, videos will be provided as a special feature to enhance the topics.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to cell and matrix mechanics and experimental techniques
Chapter 2 2D and 3D migration and invasion in pure and composite matrices
Chapter 3 Mechano-Invasion Assays: Mechanical excitation enhances cell migration and invasion
Chapter 4 Atomic force microscopy probing for cell, nucleus and matrix mechanics
Chapter 5 Micropipette aspiration technique
Chapter 6 Traction force microscopy
Chapter 7 Plate rheology and atomic force microscopy are employed for 3D matrix mechanics characterization
Chapter 8 Impedance measurements of living matter
Chapter 9 Cyclic stretching of cells through substrate stretching


Hardback ISBN: 9780750331135

Ebook ISBN: 9780750331159

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: Biophysical Society-IOP Series


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