Category Archives: cancer

Rice students target rate of cervical cancer with 3D printed training devices

The Gyno-mite team of Rice University’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK) are working on a project that could transform the lives of many women, and the people who depend on them, in low-income countries around the world. Using 3D printing, the team has developed a realistic kit to help train doctors to conduct cervical examinations. […]

3D printing lungs from CT and MRI scans with 3D Systems’ MultiJet ProJet MJP 5600

Cruz Roja hospital in Córdoba is using 3D printing to prepare for surgeries on lung cancer patients. As surgeons seek to leverage the benefits of 3D printing for surgical planning, 3D models are finding application in an increasing number of hospitals. Just last week surgeons at American Family Children’s Hospital announced that they are collaborating […]

Renishaw 3D printed ribs make a cancer survivor at Morriston Hospital Wales

A 3D printed rib implant at Morriston Hospital in Wales has saved the life of Peter Maggs, a 71-year-old patient suffering from muscle cancer. A sensitive case affecting Mr. Maggs’ chest wall, Morriston surgeons opted for the alternative treatment when considering the potential complications of the operation. Due to Mr. Maggs’ successful recovery, the process […]

Renishaw 3D printed ribs make a cancer survivor at Morriston Hospital Wales

A 3D printed rib implant at Morriston Hospital in Wales has saved the life of Peter Maggs, a 71-year-old patient suffering from muscle cancer. A sensitive case affecting Mr. Maggs’ chest wall, Morriston surgeons opted for the alternative treatment when considering the potential complications of the operation. Due to Mr. Maggs’ successful recovery, the process […]

Cancer gets kicked by 3D printed radiotherapy models

3D printing is helping researchers in the fight against cancer. Around the world, experiments are applying the technology to help plan fail-safe tumor removal, and even to investigate new modes of treatment, such as targeted drug delivery. At the Tomsk Cancer Research Institute of Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia, a team has developed a new, 3D printable material, that helps to asses […]

CELLINK partners with CTI BIOTECH for 3D bioprinted cancer research

Swedish 3D bioprinter provider CELLINK has released details of a partnership with French regenerative medicine research and development company CTI BIOTECH. A fully licensed human tissue biobank, CTI BIOTECH is using CELLINK 3D bioprinters to create tumorous tissue models in-lab, and investigate new therapies for patients with cancer. Professor Colin McGuckin, Founder of CTI BIOTECH, said, […]

Phoenix Children’s Hospital translates cancer treatments using 3D printing

Technology’s greatest accolade is perhaps its ability to facilitate connections between people in pursuit of a common goal. When applied to medicine, the implications become particularly pertinent, especially considering the treatment of fatal and almost universally felt diseases like cancer. Digital imaging and 3D printing platforms have been developed with the expressed purpose of creating […]

Stryker funds $9.29 million project for on demand bone cancer implants

Australia is rapidly growing as a nation with outstanding medical research expertise. In November 2016 the nation opened its first specialist biofabrication unit at the Herston Health Precinct in Brisbane, and projects at its leading institutions, including the University of Wollongong, are active in developing new paradigms in the world of 3D bioprinting. ‘Just in […]

Michigan vapor jet 3D printed medicines treat cancer as well as other drugs

A new method of 3D printing custom medication has been developed at the University of Michigan. The method uses an electronics manufacturing technique called Organic Vapor Jet Printing (OVJP), the technique is capable of layering multiple drugs on a single surface by spraying them as a fine gas. In an earlier study OVJP is described […]

Cancer diseased spine replaced by 3D printed vertebrae at Shanghai Changzheng Hospital

In an operation believed to be the first of its kind in the world, surgeons at the Shanghai Changzheng Hospital have replaced a portion of a woman’s spine with metal 3D printed vertebrae. The operation was conducted to intervene in a rare case of cancer that affects cartilage cells, and reports say the patient is […]