Dr Senthil Muthuswamy
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
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 2015Photo: Dr Senthil Muthuswamy (right) and Dr Ling Huang (left).