Physical Modelling of Tumours - Understanding the metastasis mechanism

The malignancy of a solid tumor is directly correlated with its metastatic potential. The process of metastasis formation begins by the movement of a single cell when it emerges from tumor colony. This cell crosses the basement membrane penetrating a blood vessel and enters in the bloodstream. Physics is more and more present in the research of cellular mechanics, particularly in the study of processes related with tumor growth. In this project we will use continuous media and soft matter physics to model tissue invasion by metastatic cell in a quantitative way.

Status: Running

Starting date: 2015-09-01 00:00+00

End date: 2019-09-01 00:00+00

Financing: 88860 Euros

Financing entity: CNPq

Person*month: 0

Group person*month: 0