A model of quiescent tumour microregions for evaluating multicellular resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs.
The quiescent cell population of tumours poses a barrier to the success of many cancer therapies. Most chemotherapeutic drugs target proliferating cells, but the growth fraction of many tumours is low. Based on the multicellular tumour spheroid model, a system was developed using human colon adenocarcinoma (DLD-1) cells to mimic the microenvironment of quiescent microregions of solid tumours. The quiescent tumour spheroids (TS(Q)) showed decreased expression of the proliferation marker Ki-67 ...Expand abstract
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