Dr Thierry Jarde
We have succeeded in creating a three dimensional mammary gland model that will pave the way for a better understanding of the mechanisms of breast cancer.
Centre for Cancer Research
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Using a cocktail of growth factors, we were able to grow mouse mammary cells into three dimensional mammary tissue – the first of its kind to be developed in a laboratory. Known as an ‘organoid’, the model mimics the structure and function of a real mammary gland.
Our 3D breast model enables researchers to increase their understanding of how breast tissue develops, and provides an active model for the study of disease and drug screening.