Drexel’s Wei Sun, PhD, Albert Soffa chair professor in the College of Engineering, has devised a method for 3D printing tumors that could soon be taking cancer research out of the petri dish.
Using a mixture of cervical cancer cells and a hydrogel substance that resembles an ointment balm, Sun can print out a tumor model that can be used for studying their growth and response to treatment.
And here I thought I was getting blasé and ho-hum about the possibilities of 3D printers.
Organs? Whatever. Buildings? Done that. Cancer cells?