With vibrator used in cell phones, researchers develop 3D tumor spheroids to screen for anti-cancer drugs

Depending on their location, cancer cells within a three-dimensional (3D) tumor structure can have different microenvironments. Cells in the core of the tumor receive less oxygen (hypoxia) and nutrients than those in the periphery. These varying conditions can drive differences in cell growth rates and drug sensitivities, highlighting the need to study 3D tumor models in lab settings. Until recently, conventional methods used to create such tumor spheroids were time-consuming, produced inconsistent results and involved high setup costs.

This article was originally published on MedicalXpress.com

You may also be interested in:

Read More:

Lawyers Lookup