Researchers 3D bioprint breast cancer tumors, treat them in groundbreaking study

Bioprinting Breast Cancer Tumor

By Adrienne Berard

Researchers at Penn State have successfully 3D bioprinted breast cancer tumors and treated them in a breakthrough study to better understand the disease that is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide.

A scientific first, the achievement lays the foundation for precision fabrication of tumor models. The advancement will enable future study and development of anti-cancer therapies without the use of "in vivo" — or "in animal" — experimentation.

Deb Kelly

Deb Kelly

Professor of Biomedical Engineering Director, Center for Structural Oncology

(e) dfk5267@psu.edu, (e) debkelly@psu.edu
(o) 857-719-4055
506 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building 

http://www.debkellylab.org/
James Adair

James Adair

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacology

(e) jha3@psu.edu, (e) adair@matse.psu.edu
(o) 814-863-6047
407 Steidle Building