Mini-intestines grown from colon cancers spark new treatment hopes


The magazine Science News has published an article on the technique developed by Hans Clevers, from the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht (the Netherlands), which allows the development of mini-intestines from colon cancer tissue samples. In the article, Eduard Batlle, ICREA researcher and group leader of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, welcomes this technique, which has recently been used by this laboratory to study the relationship between the alterations caused by colon cancer in healthy cells surrounding tissues (called stroma) and the probability of developing subsequent metastasis. These results were published in Nature Genetics.

Read the article in Science News