Physics of Cancer: Second edition, volume 2
Cellular and microenvironmental effects
Claudia Tanja Mierke
In order to increase the healing opportunities of cancer, it is
important to impair the dissemination and the spreading of cancer cells
from the initial tumor and the formation of metastases in other organs
or tissues of the human body. The underlying physical principles of
these oncological processes are a major constituent of the research
field highlighted in Physics of Cancer.
This completely revised second edition of is improved linguistically with multiple increases of the number of figures and the inclusion of several novel chapters such as actin filaments during matrix invasion, microtubuli during migration and matrix invasion, nuclear deformability during migration and matrix invasion, and the active role of the tumor stroma in regulating cell invasion.