Organotypic slice cultures of human cancers of the GI tract
In collaboration with Prof. Florian Lordick and MD Justus Körfer
Poor prognosis and high biologic heterogeneity are main characteristics of colon and gastric cancer. The high rate of patients that do not respond to cytotoxic treatment urge for predictive assays for the individual patient. We aim to standardize the organotypic tumour slice culture system to investigate cytotoxic drug susceptibility prior to patient treatment, which may lead to personalised and more precise treatment strategies.
Sebastian Pill, MD student | Laura Hennig, MD student | Rasmus Sönnichsen, MD student