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  • Cell mechanics may hold key to how cancer spreads and recurs

    Professor Ning Wang led a team that found that tumor-repopulating cancer cells can go dormant in stiffer tissues but wake up and multiply when placed in a softer environment.

    Professor Ning Wang led a team that found that tumor-repopulating cancer cells can go dormant in stiffer tissues but wake up and multiply when placed in a softer environment.

    Photo courtesy of Jason Lindsey

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      Professor Ning Wang led a team that found that tumor-repopulating cancer cells can go dormant in stiffer tissues but wake up and multiply when placed in a softer environment.

      Photo courtesy of Jason Lindsey

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  • To reach Ning Wang, call 217-265-0913; email nwangrw@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Matrix softness regulates plasticity of tumor-repopulating cells via H3K9 demethylation and Sox2 expression,” is available online.