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The physics of cancer

20 Sep 2012

Their insights into the mechanics of systems mean that physicists can look at cancer in a different way from traditional medical approaches. In this audio interview with Physics World, the biophysicist Cécile Sykes discusses some of the ways that physics can be used in the study and treatment of cancer

 A new point of view

Sykes is based at the Curie Institute in Paris – an interdisciplinary research hub including laboratories and a hospital. In addition to her own research, Sykes has recently been involved in the formation of a special collection of academic articles for New Journal of Physics. Further contributions will be added to this collection throughout this year and next.


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