Organoids derived from cancers can allow anti-cancer drug testing as well as aiding cancer research
Organoids and cancer
Cancer tissue can be grown in culture as a tumouroid organoid, also known as a tumouroid.
Tumouroids can be grown and expanded indefinitely and still retain the characteristics of the original tumour tissue.
ALOA researchers are growing tumouroids from a diverse range of cancer types.
ALOA colon researchers
Cancer patient tumouroids can be used to quickly identify the best drug or drug combination for each individual patient and predict patient response.
Tumouroids from individual patients can be used to identify their likely responses to treatment before subjecting them to the rigours of anti-cancer drugs. This will enable a more targetted approach to therapy and a reduced treatment time revolutionising personalised medicine.