The Englander Institute for Precision Medicine (EIPM) has developed unique models to study cancer in its laboratories, such as growing mini tumors called ‘organoids’.
Human cancer tissue that is grown into organoids in the laboratory could be used to test drug responses and to personalize therapy.
Organoids can be made to resemble organs or tissues such as gut, kidney, pancreas, liver, breast, prostate, and even brain tissue, all complete with accurate micro-anatomy.
Due to their amazing ability to self-organize into exact tissue structures, organoid structures can be grown to mimic actual patients’ tumors, allowing our researchers to study how different cancers develop, change, and might respond to various drug therapies.
Using organoids, we can test a multitude of drugs simultaneously on a tumor, and discover the best drug therapy to use, without harm to the actual patient.
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