Journal: Applied Sciences (2020)
Institution: Lund University
Research Areas: Cancer research
Cell Lines: HN26 (p16+ human papillomavirus (HPV16+) cell line)
Summary: Cancer stem cells from oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma can self-renew and differentiate into heterogeneous 3D structures, i.e. organoids, which have tumor cell features. However, there is a need for easy-to-use methods to understand organoid formation. In this study, D.G. Jimenez with colleagues have used HoloMonitor M4 and digital holographic microscopy to study tumor organoid development from single cells. Authors have revealed organoid formation kinetics by studying cell aggregate morphology (area, volume, thickness) changes and single cell motility.