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Measuring the elasticity of cancer cells

April 21, 2010

Cancer is often diagnosed by examining a tissue and noting that the architecture of the cells and the extracellular matrix is abnormal. Individual cells seem to have lost their regular shape and become more squishy, but just how squishy can an individual cancer cell be? That's what Robert Ros and his team at the" target="_blank">Center for Convergence of Physical Science and Cancer Biology at ASU is measuring.