E0771 Syngeneic Breast Cancer Model

Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a complex and aggressive subtype of breast cancer lacking estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and HER2 amplifications; making it difficult to target therapeutically. Consequently, there’s a constant demand for better treatment options for TNBC. To help address the need for TNBC models, we highlighted the EMT6 model last month and […]

EMT-6 Syngeneic Breast Tumor Model – A Powerful Tool for Immuno-Oncology Studies

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and is the fourth leading cause of cancer death. In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases were diagnosed (15% of all new cancers) and 40,610 patient deaths occurred. Early detection initiatives together with improved treatment options have resulted in increases in the […]

Utilization of Preclinical Radiation in Oncology Mouse Models

Webinar Description: More than 50% of all cancer patients receive some sort of radiation therapy as part of their disease treatment plan. However, there remains a persistent lack of drug development with radiation combinations. In order to venture into clinical trials many drug developers want and need preclinical validation of […]

Sensitivity of Syngeneic Tumor Models to Focal Radiation

Introduction and Background Use of image-guided focal irradiation is a mainstay of human cancer treatment. Image guidance allows for highly conformal treatment plans that minimize normal tissue toxicity and systemic response. With the advent of image-guided small animal irradiators such as the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP; Xstrahl Inc., […]

A20: Modeling B Cell Lymphoma in Mice

Lymphomas represent a highly heterogenous set of lymphoid cell malignancies. They can originate from either B or T cells, but B cell-derived lymphomas, specifically non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), are the most prevalent. Lymphomas can be diagnosed in children and adolescents, but incidence of lymphoma increases significantly with age, the median age of diagnosis being 67 years. […]

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. […]

Access the Power of Focal Beam Radiation Using Xstrahl’s SARRP

Xstrahl’s SARRP (Small Animal Radiation Research Platform), incorporates CT imaging with precise radiation delivery to enable researchers to pinpoint an exact anatomical target. This small animal irradiator can then deliver single or multiple beams of radiation to the target with the upmost accuracy, matching the clinical techniques used in oncology […]