Cancer: What 3D Printing (Bioprinting) Can do For Oncological Care

Cancer, what a modern-day existential threat to humanity, a word that triggers a cringe from the most fearless.

Over the past decades in modern medicine, we have made tremendous progress in oncological care from diagnosis, surgical advancements, to chemo and radiation therapies. Despite that, the number of new cancer diagnosis and death continue to climb, along with that, subsequent social and economic loss reaching a new high that even affluent countries like the United States cannot afford. The demand for faster development of new diagnostic and treatment strategies that achieve cost-effective solutions to cancer is higher than ever.

Emerging technologies, such as 3D printing (and 3D bioprinting), offer some new hope.

 

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