A Novel Device for Personalized Cancer Treatment 3

A Novel Device for Personalized Cancer Treatment 3

Max J. Cotler, Khalil B. Ramadi, Elena Christodoulopoulos, Sebastian W. Ahn, Oliver Jonas, Michael J. Cima

Brigham and Women's Hospital, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Koch Institute at MIT

This image is a combination of fluorescent labels to visualize and quantify the effects of chemotherapy on tumors derived from human ovarian cancer patients. A microdevice is loaded with small doses of chemotherapy and implanted in a tumor. The tumor is removed and the cells around the device are analyzed to understand which chemotherapies work best in that tumor type with its unique mix of cancer and healthy cells. This technique can be used in patients to personalize their treatment to what will work best for their tumor. In this image green represents tumor cells, blue represents surrounding cells, and red represents dead tumor cells where chemotherapy was released.

cells surrounding a hole

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