7th Annual Symposium
Physics of Cancer
October 4-6, 2016
|PoC - Physics of Cancer - Annual Symposium|
Cytoskeleton Mechanics and Forces in Cancer
McGill University, Department of Bioengineering, 817 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal QC H3A 0C3, Canada
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Cell migration and force generation are ubiquitous and essential elements of biology throughout development, and their dysfunction plays a critical role in disease. Cancer progression and metastasis while linked to hundreds of specific mutations in different cell types may share similar changes in their physical attributes that contribute to the process of dispersion into new tissues. I will discuss our ongoing efforts to understand how these underlying changes that are related to the cytokseleton are linked to mechanics, movement, and the progression of disease.