Health Desk-26 Dec’18: Scientists in Cambridge have built a virtual reality (VR) 3D model of cancer, providing a new way to look at the disease.
According to the researchers, it would increase their understanding of cancer and help in the search for new treatments.
The project is part of an international research scheme.
The VR system allows multiple users from anywhere in the world to examine the tumour.
Prof Greg Hannon, director of Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK), told the BBC: "No-one has examined the geography of a tumour in this level of detail before; it is a new way of looking at cancer."
Although the human tissue sample was about the size of a pinhead, within the virtual laboratory it could be magnified to appear several metres across.
Courtesy: BBC Health