Colo-205 as a Translational Imaging Model for Colorectal Cancer

As mentioned in our HT-29 Model Spotlight last October, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for men and women combined. The death rate from CRC has been declining over the past several decades and there are now more than one million CRC survivors in the United […]

GL261-luc: A Model for Immunotherapy and Radiation Therapy

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive form of brain cancer. GBM tumors grow within a fairly immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment and a relatively immune-privileged central nervous system. For patients diagnosed with GBM, prognosis remains poor with conventional therapies that include radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery. Immunotherapy drugs provide an alternate approach […]

PC-3M-Luc-C6 – A Model for Prostate Carcinoma

Globally, prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men.  Prostate cancer is found mainly in older men with approximately 99 percent occurring in men over the age of 50. In the United States, African American men are roughly 70 percent more likely to be diagnosed with […]

4T1-luc2: An Orthotopic Mammary Cancer Model to Support Novel Immuno-Oncology Drug Discovery

Breast cancer is the second most deadly malignancy after lung cancer in woman in the United States, with an estimated 246,000 new cases and 40,450 deaths expected in 2016. Many treatment options for breast cancer exist including surgery, radiotherapy, anti-estrogen therapy, targeted therapies (e.g., trastuzumab), and chemotherapy. Despite these therapeutic advances, metastatic disease remains a […]

HT-29 as a Preclinical Model for Colorectal Cancer

For men and women combined, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 49,000 individuals will die of CRC in 2016. Fortunately, the death rate from CRC has been declining in both men and women over […]

786-O (pMMP-LucNeo) – A Model for Renal Cell Carcinoma

Kidney cancer generally occurs in older people, with an average age of diagnosis at 64 years old. Kidney cancer is among the ten most common types of cancer in the United States, with an overall lifetime risk of approximately 1.6 percent. The most common form of kidney cancer is renal […]

5TGM1-luc – A Syngeneic Murine Model for Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a malignancy of plasma B cells and is the second most common hematological malignancy in the United States. Malignant myeloma cells accumulate in the bone marrow and ultimately replace normal hematopoetic stem cells, which results in progressive leukocyte deficiencies. Chemotherapeutic agents and proteasome inhibitors are standard-of-care front […]

A549 – A Model for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) making up about 85% of all lung cancer cases. With the identification of particular tyrosine kinase mutations, such as EGFR and ALK, targeted therapies shifted the paradigm of drug discovery for NSCLC. […]

Comparison of Bioluminescence and MR Imaging to Evaluate Orthotopic Glioma Models

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) (also called glioblastoma) is a fast-growing glioma that develops from star-shaped glial cells (astrocytes and oligodendrocytes) that support the health of the nerve cells within the brain. These tumors are usually highly malignant because the cells reproduce quickly and they are supported by a large network of blood vessels. GBM is the […]

CT26: Murine Colon Carcinoma

An estimated one in 20 people will develop colon cancer, making it one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers both in men and women. Due to improved screening methods, the overall incidence of colon cancer has declined during the past 20 years. However, it is still projected that only 40% […]

GL261: Syngeneic Murine Glioma Model

Glioblastomas are known to have a poor prognosis with median survival of nine months and only five to 10 percent of patients surviving up to two years. Conventional therapies include radiotherapies and surgical removal of the tumor in combination with chemotherapy. Unfortunately, these tumors can often be radioresistant and surgical […]

MV(4;11): A Model of Human AML (acute myeloid leukemia)

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a malignant disorder of the progenitor cells in myeloid hematopoiesis and represents a genetically heterogeneous cancer. The onset of AML is thought to require cooperation between active proliferation and defects in myeloid differentiation, which often results in chromosomal translocation (Gilliland et al., 2004). The annual incidence of AML is ~1.8 per […]