The Rise of Cancer Neuroscience 4

The Rise of Cancer Neuroscience 4

Jennifer Su, Jimmy Guo, Carina Shiau, Tyler Jacks, William Hwang

Koch Institute at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital

These images depict interactions between pancreatic cancer cells and sensory neurons. The pancreatic cancer cells are grown into 3D structures known as “organoids,” recapitulating the architecture of tumors in a dish. By culturing cancer cells and neurons together, we can observe their dynamic interactions—a collaboration that facilities tumor development, progression, metastasis, and therapeutic resistance across a broad range of cancers.

green and purple cells in defined clusters

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