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Organovo and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Announce Collaboration in Cancer Research
Date:1/30/2013

uman physiology, and cell lines do not provide information on how cells act in a three-dimensional, native architecture," said renowned cancer researcher Joe W. Gray , Ph.D., director of the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine (OCSSB), Gordon Moore chair of Biomedical Engineering in the OHSU School of Medicine and associate director for translational research for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. "Using Organovo's bioprinting technologies, we plan to create new models to understand cancer disease mechanisms and metastatic progression, which can be used to discover and test new targeted therapies." 

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Director Brian Druker , M.D., added, "Better research models lead to a deeper understanding of disease mechanisms and more accurate information in the preclinical drug discovery and development process.

We believe new technologies, like bioprinting, are important for producing more relevant models of cancer and metastasis to ultimately support the discovery of new therapeutics."

About the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University is a pioneer in personalized cancer medicine. The institute's director, Brian Druker , M.D., helped prove it was possible to shut down cells that enable cancer to grow without harming healthy ones. This breakthrough has helped make once-fatal forms of the disease manageable and ushered in a new generation of targeted cancer therapies. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center between Sacramento and Seattle—an honor earned only by the nation's top cancer centers. It offers the latest treatments and technologies as well as hundreds of research studies and clinical trials. For more information, visit

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