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  • Shape of tumor may affect whether cells can metastasize

    Illinois researchers found that the shape of a tumor may play a role in how cancer cells become primed to spread. From left: materials science and engineering professor Kristopher Kilian, graduate student Junmin Lee and veterinary medicine professor Timothy Fan.

    Illinois researchers found that the shape of a tumor may play a role in how cancer cells become primed to spread. From left: materials science and engineering professor Kristopher Kilian, graduate student Junmin Lee and veterinary medicine professor Timothy Fan.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Kris Kilian, call 217-244-2142, email: kakilian@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Interfacial geometry dictates cancer cell tumorigenicity” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1038/nmat4610