Tumor Microenvironment & Metastasis Research & Clinical Trials

Seeing treatment in 3D: Melissa Fishel, PhD

Nationally recognized for her research in pancreatic cancer, Melissa Fishel, PhD,  is interested in understanding how tumors can survive in the presence of stressors by investigating the cancer-driving signaling pathways that contribute to survival.

Dr. Fishel and her team developed spherical 3D tumor models to test different combination therapies. These models are created from patient samples and more closely resemble the structure of real tumors than traditional, single-layer cell cultures.

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...the more accurate we can make our model systems, the faster new treatments can move from the lab to real patients.

Melissa Fishel, PhD


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