Special Issue "Tumor Xenografts"
A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Mouse models are used in preclinical and translational research to investigate events that initiate and drive cancer progression, as well as to evaluate new therapies. There is a wide spectrum of mouse models to choose from, depending on the intended experimental purpose. However, there is a growing realization that the therapeutic results obtained using mouse models often do not predict efficacy in the clinic. One approach to improving the modeling of patient tumors and their therapeutic responses has been to develop cohorts of patient-derived xenograft tumors (PDX models). PDX models, engrafted into immunodeficient SCID mice, are thought to best represent the diversity and heterogeneity of the patient population. A major shortcoming of these models is the lack of adaptive immune responses in SCID mice, although this is being addressed by the use of so-called humanized SCID mice. The current status of PDX models is the focus of this Special Issue. We welcome articles that will review and present up-to-date information on the characterization and advantages of PDX models, especially as to how well they actually recapitulate the diversity of patient tumors, the evaluation of new therapeutics, biomarker discovery, use as avatars in personalized medicine approaches, and ideas as to how to improve these valuable models.
Dr. Bonnie Hylander
Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Repasky
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- patient xenograft
- mouse model