Primary liver cancers (PLC), including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), are among the leading causes of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Bi-dimensional in vitro models are unable to recapitulate the key features of PLC; consequently, recent advancements in three-dimensional in vitro systems, such as organoids, opened up new avenues for the development of innovative models for studying tumour’s pathological mechanisms. Liver organoids show self-assembly and self-renewal capabilities, retaining essential aspects of their respective in vivo tissue and allowing modelling diseases and personalized treatment development. In this review, we will discuss the current advances in the field of liver organoids focusing on existing development protocols and possible applications in regenerative medicine and drug discovery.

Liver Organoids as an In Vitro Model to Study Primary Liver Cancer

De Siervi S.;Turato C.
2023-01-01

Abstract

Primary liver cancers (PLC), including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), are among the leading causes of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Bi-dimensional in vitro models are unable to recapitulate the key features of PLC; consequently, recent advancements in three-dimensional in vitro systems, such as organoids, opened up new avenues for the development of innovative models for studying tumour’s pathological mechanisms. Liver organoids show self-assembly and self-renewal capabilities, retaining essential aspects of their respective in vivo tissue and allowing modelling diseases and personalized treatment development. In this review, we will discuss the current advances in the field of liver organoids focusing on existing development protocols and possible applications in regenerative medicine and drug discovery.
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