Building mini-tumours in the lab to study colon cancer
- Researcher: Professor Paul Coffer
- Institution: University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
- Award Amount: £190,955 for 3 years from 1st April 2019
- Cancer Type: colon cancer
Professor Paul Coffer at University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands, is growing miniature tumours, called organoids, in the lab to understand how colorectal tumours hijack the immune system and use it to resist the effects of treatment and spread around the body. A deep understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind this process will ultimately lead to novel treatment strategies for colorectal cancer.
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