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Israel Researchers Print 3D Brain Tumor Seeking Better Treatment

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Photographer: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg

Tel Aviv University researchers have used a 3D printer to reproduce a brain tumor, a development they say will enable better, faster treatment for glioblastoma, the aggressive cancer that killed U.S. Senators Edward Kennedy and John McCain.

The director of the university’s Cancer Biology Research Center, Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, said motivation stemmed from the number of cancer treatments that looked highly promising in vitro but failed clinical trials.