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      Angiotensin inhibition enhances drug delivery and potentiates chemotherapy by decompressing tumour blood vessels 

      Chauhan, V. P.; Martin, J. D.; Liu, H.; Lacorre, D. A.; Jain, S. R.; Kozin, S. V.; Stylianopoulos, T.; Mousa, A. S.; Han, X.; Adstamongkonkul, P.; Popovic, Z.; Huang, P.; Bawendi, M. G.; Boucher, Y.; Jain, R. K. (2013)
      Cancer and stromal cells actively exert physical forces (solid stress) to compress tumour blood vessels, thus reducing vascular perfusion. Tumour interstitial matrix also contributes to solid stress, with hyaluronan ...
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      Pirfenidone normalizes the tumor microenvironment to improve chemotherapy 

      Polydorou, C.; Mpekris, F.; Papageorgis, P.; Voutouri, C.; Stylianopoulos, T. (2017)
      Normalization of the tumor microenvironment by selectively targeting components of the tumor extracellular matrix has been recently proposed to have the potential to decompress tumor blood vessels, increase vessel perfusion ...
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      The role of mechanical forces in tumor growth and therapy 

      Jain, R. K.; Martin, J. D.; Stylianopoulos, T. (2014)
      Tumors generate physical forces during growth and progression. These physical forces are able to compress blood and lymphatic vessels, reducing perfusion rates and creating hypoxia. When exerted directly on cancer cells, ...