Tumors Grown in Dishes Could Help Customize Cancer Treatment
March 24, 2015
(Reuters) – Experiments conducted at an underground laboratory at Vanderbilt University could prove vital in the fight against cancer. Alex Walsh, a biomedical researcher, is using a laser to make what she calls organoids glow. “Organoids are small pieces of a patients’ tumor that are about 100 to 300 microns in diameter and they grow as kind of sphere like shapes.” said Walsh, who recently successfully defended her dissertation on the topic of organoids.