2017.12.13 Phase Transitions in Metastasis
题 目：Phase Transitions in Metastasis
报告人：Robert H. Austin
Member of the National Academy of Sciences
President of the Division of Biological Physics of the American Physical Society
Chair of the U.S. Liaison Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
Professor of Princeton University in the Department from Physics
I propose that metastatic cancers are not in the same physical state as local cancers and have made a phase transition driven by the local high stress ecology of the primary tumor. Specifically we think the emergence of polyploidy is the transition that drives metastasis.