Researcher: Charlotte Kuperwasser, Ph.D. Location: Tufts University School of Medicine State: Massachusetts Year: 2018 Status: Active Award: Pilot Project
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This one-year Pilot Project will aim to develop a new experimental model that can be used to study NET formation and progression. Using 3D hydrogel technology developed in the Piyush Gupta lab at Whitehead Institute — that allows other tumors isolated from patients to grow with greater than 90 percent success — Kuperwasser, Gupta, and colleagues will apply this technique to grow ileum and appendix NETs. The researchers will use this experimental model to understand how NETs grow inside the intestine or the appendix and will try to establish NET cell lines that could ultimately be used to assess therapeutic response.
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