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Tumour mechanopathology: Cutting the stress out

Solid stress within tumours can be quantified by measuring their deformation after cutting, slicing or taking a needle biopsy of them.

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Figure 1: Three methods for measuring solid stress in ex vivo tumours.


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Gilkes, D., Wirtz, D. Tumour mechanopathology: Cutting the stress out. Nat Biomed Eng 1, 0012 (2017).

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