Biomechanics in Oncology

  • Cheng Dong
  • Nastaran Zahir
  • Konstantinos Konstantopoulos

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1092)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Anthony Dickherber, Shannon K. Hughes, Nastaran Zahir
    Pages 1-10
  3. Sumitabha Brahmachari, John F. Marko
    Pages 11-39
  4. Dong-Hwee Kim, Jungwon Hah, Denis Wirtz
    Pages 41-55
  5. Allison K. Simi, Mei-Fong Pang, Celeste M. Nelson
    Pages 57-67
  6. Matthew R. Zanotelli, Cynthia A. Reinhart-King
    Pages 91-112
  7. Bin Sheng Wong, Panagiotis Mistriotis, Konstantinos Konstantopoulos
    Pages 139-157
  8. Louis S. Prahl, David J. Odde
    Pages 159-187
  9. Michelle B. Chen, Roger D. Kamm, Emad Moeendarbary
    Pages 189-207
  10. Benjamin L. Krog, Michael D. Henry
    Pages 209-233
  11. Nerymar Ortiz-Otero, Zeinab Mohamed, Michael R. King
    Pages 235-251
  12. Shelly R. Peyton, Maria F. Gencoglu, Sualyneth Galarza, Alyssa D. Schwartz
    Pages 253-287
  13. Apratim Mukherjee, Aniket Jana, Brian Koons, Amrinder Nain
    Pages 289-318
  14. Jeffrey A. Mulligan, François Bordeleau, Cynthia A. Reinhart-King, Steven G. Adie
    Pages 319-349
  15. Miloš Nikolić, Christina Conrad, Jitao Zhang, Giuliano Scarcelli
    Pages 351-364
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 365-376

About this book


This book covers multi-scale biomechanics for oncology, ranging from cells and tissues to whole organ. Topics covered include, but not limited to, biomaterials in mechano-oncology, non-invasive imaging techniques, mechanical models of cell migration, cancer cell mechanics, and platelet-based drug delivery for cancer applications. This is an ideal book for graduate students, biomedical engineers, and researchers in the field of mechanobiology and oncology.

This book also:

Describes how mechanical properties of cancer cells, the extracellular matrix, tumor microenvironment and immuno-editing,  and fluid flow dynamics contribute to tumor progression and the metastatic process

Provides the latest research on non-invasive imaging, including traction force microscopy and brillouin confocal microscopy

Includes insight into NCIs’ role in supporting biomechanics in oncology research

Details how biomaterials in mechano-oncology can be used as a means to tune materials to study cancer


Biomaterials in Mechano-oncology Non-Invasive Imaging Traction Force Microscopy Brillouin Confocal Microscopy Mechanics Cancer Metabolism Mechanical Models Cell Migration Computational Models Cell Mechanics Models Studying Mechanics Metastasis Cancer Cell Mechanics Fluid Shear Stress Tumor Vascular Immune Cell Interaction Shear Stress Tumor Circulation Cellular Tissue Scales Computational Biomechanics of Cancer Cells Cancer Fiber Force Probes Cancer Cells fiber Probes Mechanics Cell Nucleus NCIs Biomechanics Oncology Research Extracellular Matrix Stiffness tumor Platelet Drug Delivery Cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Cheng Dong
    • 1
  • Nastaran Zahir
    • 2
  • Konstantinos Konstantopoulos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Engineering Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Division of Cancer BiologyNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of HealthRockvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Institute for NanoBioTechnologyJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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