3D imaging technique reveals pancreatic cancers start -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

3D imaging technique reveals pancreatic cancers start

02/05/2019

Image: cancer growing inside the pancreatic duct of a mouse; Copyright: Hendrik Massal, Francis Crick Institute

The image shows cancer growing inside the pancreatic duct of a mouse. It was obtained using a new technique to study 3D tissue samples, revealing that cancers can begin as 'endophytic' tumours which grow into the ducts (shown here) or 'exophytic' tumours growing outwards.