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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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      Combining two strategies to improve perfusion and drug delivery in solid tumors 

      Stylianopoulos, T.; Jain, R. K. (2013)
      Blood perfusion in tumors can be significantly lower than that in the surrounding normal tissue owing to the leakiness and/or compression of tumor blood vessels. Impaired perfusion reduces oxygen supply and results in a ...
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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, ...