Authors:
D Siolas, GJ Hannon
Journal name: 
Cancer Res
Citation info: 
73(17):5315-5319
Abstract: 
Tumor graft models (also known as patient-derived xenografts or PDX) are based on the transfer of primary tumors directly from the patient into an immunodeficient mouse. Because PDX mice are derived from human tumors, they offer a tool for developing anticancer therapies and personalized medicine for patients with cancer. In addition, these models can be used to study metastasis and tumor genetic evolution. This review examines the development, challenges, and broad use of these attractive preclinical models.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-13-1069
Research group: 
Hannon Group
E-pub date: 
01 Sep 2013