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3D printing cancer tumours

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Elisabeth PhillipsDr Elisabeth Phillips from the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group was interviewed on TVNZ’s 1News last night about the innovative 3D printing techniques she has developed to investigate cancer tumours.

Dr Phillips is working with Dr Khoon Lim from CReATE to bio-print tumours made up of breast cancer cells combined with fat tissue. They are using the technique to investigate how already available chemotherapy agents impact on cancer in 3D.

"Normally we would grow cells in a 2D sheet and they grow as one layer. What we're doing here is growing them in a 3d environment so the cells are in a more realistic environment."

Watch Dr Elisabeth Phillips and her innovative research on 1News