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Commentary : Biomaterials offer cancer research the third dimension

By Dietmar W. Hutmacher


In a mini review from 2002, Tyler Jacks and Robert Weinberg commented on the pioneering three-dimensional (3D) culture work from Bissell laboratories and concluded: “Suddenly the study of cancer cells in two dimensions seems quaint if not archaic.” The relevance of this statement for planning and executing mechanistic biological studies and advanced drug testing has been largely disregarded by both academic researchers and the pharmaceutical and biomedical industry in the twenty-first century

Topics: 090301 Biomaterials, biomaterials, cancer research
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1038/nmat2619
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