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Science Nation: Researchers Aim to Personalize Breast Cancer Treatments

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The researchers are building scaffolds that mimic the three dimensional structure of human tissue. They use a machine called a biofabricator to deposit cancer cells at strategic locations inside the 3D structures, just like tumors in human flesh. These structures are high fidelity test systems. Burg and her team can culture cancer cells in them, experimenting to see which treatments are the most effective, with the ultimate goal of personalizing a treatment or a vaccine for individual patients. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”

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Runtime: 2 minutes 40 seconds

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