Models for Pancreatic Cancer

More than 90% of all pancreatic cancers are classified as ductal adenocarcinomas and, within the western-world, pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer related deaths. Prognosis with pancreatic cancer is extremely poor, with a 5-year relative survival rate of 5% and median survival of 3.5 months for patients […]

Focal Radiation in the Murine 4T1-luc2 Mammary Cancer Model

The use of immuno-oncology therapies have seen remarkable progress in the last five years and are currently undergoing clinical trial use in combination with a variety of agents including radiation therapy (RT).1 RT is a main-stay in clinical oncology treatments with approximately 60 percent of cancer patients receiving RT at some point during their care. […]

Pan02 – Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Model Characterized for Immuno-oncology Applications

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the most prevalent form of pancreatic cancer representing about 95% of all cases. In 2017, approximately 50,987 people will be diagnosed with PDAC in the United States, and approximately 40,936 patient deaths will occur, making PDAC one of the most lethal forms of cancer. Combination anti-metabolite and anti-mitotic taxane based […]

MM.1S: A Model for Multiple Myeloma

Mean Total Tumor Burden BLI Signal In SCID beige mice, the median tumor volume doubling time is ~2 days (Figure 3), and median time to morbidity/mortality endpoint is 35-45 days. To further optimize the MM.1S-pMMP-LucNeo model, we characterized growth in the NSG mouse strain which shows more aggressive disease onset […]

C1498: A Murine Model for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

Survival (morbidity/mortality) kinetics (Figure 2A) show a median survival of approximately 23 days; although, the mice show no body weight loss during the course of disease progression (Figure 2B). Survival Kinetics and Body Weight Change Fig. 2: Survival kinetics (A) and body weight change (B) of C57BL/6 mice with disseminated […]

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

In addition to bioluminescence, MI has a host of other imaging technologies, including PET, MRI, SPECT, CT, and fluorescence modalities, to further interrogate parameters related to GBM such as tumor volume, vascular perfusion/permeability, metabolic activity, and edema. MI also has comprehensive In Vitro Services including flow cytometry to best evaluate […]

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

Orthotopic Modeling In an effort to address this unmet need, MI Bioresearch has developed an orthotopic and a metastatic prostate model, PC-3M-Luc-C6. This cell line has been transfected with luciferase, which allows for disease and response monitoring through bioluminescence imaging (BLI). The orthotopic model is implanted directly into the prostate […]

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

In this model we have also evaluated the combination of radiation and gemcitabine (Figure 5) and illustrate the added benefit of the combination over either single agent treatment. Fig. 5: Subcutaneous Growth of HT-29 Following Combination Treatment with Localized Radiation and Gemcitabine Contact MI Bioresearch to discuss your next preclinical […]

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

In an effort to address this unmet need, MI Bioresearch has developed an orthotopic RCC model, 786-O (pMMP-LucNeo) through implantation into the sub-renal capsule. This cell line has been transfected with luciferase, which allows for disease and response monitoring through bioluminescence imaging (BLI). In 786-O tumor bearing mice, we evaluated […]

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

The 5TGM1 multiple myeloma model arose spontaneously in aging C57BL/KaLwRij mice, and was propagated via serial passage in syngeneic mice prior to establishment of a cell line. MI Bioresearch’s 5TGM1 line has been luciferase-enabled to permit monitoring of growth in orthotopic sites such as the bone marrow by bioluminescent imaging […]

A549 – A Model for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

At MI Bioresearch we have been using A549 as a model of NSCLC for more than 10 years. We have run numerous studies in the subcutaneous setting with a number of standard agents. Above are some examples of response to paclitaxel (Figure 1) and docetaxel, bevacizumab and the combination (Figure […]

MDA-MB-231-luc-D3H2LN: A Valuable Model for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Research

Fig 3:  MDA-MB-231-luc-D3H2LN Mammary Fat Pad Orthotopic Implant – Lymph Nodes MI Bioresearch has also validated MDA-MB-231-luc-D3H2LN as a metastatic bone model following an intracardiac injection. The MDA-MB-231-luc-D3H2LN cells naturally hone to the bone. Utilizing bioluminescence imaging will ensure that the injections are successful and that treatment groups can be […]

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

CT26 and Flow Cytometry In addition to evaluating efficacy of anti-cancer drug combinations this model has proven useful in the assessment of phenotypic changes in the immune system. To this end we have evaluated CT26 tumors for a number of fundamental tumor infiltrating leukocytes with our Attune NxT® flow cytometer. […]

GL261: Syngeneic Murine Glioma Model

GL261 is one of the most frequently used syngeneic murine glioma models available. We capitalize on our state-of-the-art imaging capabilities to further interrogate the pharmacology of this model by utilizing a GL261 cell line that expresses luciferase (GL261-luc2, Caliper Life Sciences). This allows for longitudinal, in vivo visualization of the […]

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 […]