Dr Senthil Muthuswamy

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network

Dr Senthil Muthuswamy
Pancreatic tumours in a dish

Dr Senthil Muthuswamy at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network in Toronto, developed 3-D “mini-tumours” called organoids from human pancreatic cancer cells. These organoids closely mimicked how pancreatic tumours grow in people and are being used to test new drug treatments for pancreatic cancer, which has one of the lowest survival rates of any cancer.

Reference: Nature Medicine, October 2015

Photo: Dr Senthil Muthuswamy (right) and Dr Ling Huang (left).
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