The NC3Rs is hosting a two day workshop with the following aims:
- To bring together cancer researchers working with human tissue and other models to discuss how human tissue is used and what barriers exist to increased uptake;
- Use examples of successful human tissue research to inform participant consideration and discussion on routes to improving predictivity to man;
- Define activities for the future which will advance the use of human tissue in cancer research as an alternative to animal modelling.
The programme consists of presentations, breakout discussions, posters and networking opportunities.
Researchers from academia and industry will speak on three topics:
- Engineering the microphysiology of cancer with human tissue;
- Fresh human tissue as an alternative to PDX rodent models;
- Fixed human tissue for research and drug development.
Attendance is free but registration is essential. Registration closes on 17 February 2017.
You will need an NC3Rs website account to register. Please use your institutional email address when registering.