About the Authors

Sunyoung Park

Affiliation Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Richard R. Ang

Affiliation Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Simon P. Duffy

Affiliations Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Department of Biology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Jenny Bazov

Affiliation Vancouver Prostate Centre, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Kim N. Chi

Affiliations Vancouver Prostate Centre, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Cancer Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Department of Urologic Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Peter C. Black

Affiliations BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Cancer Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Department of Urologic Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Hongshen Ma

hongma@mech.ubc.ca

Affiliations Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver Prostate Centre, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Department of Urologic Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Competing Interests

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Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SP HM. Performed the experiments: SP RRA JB. Analyzed the data: SP JB KNC PCB HM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SP RRA. Wrote the paper: SP SPD RRA HM.