Journal article

Human xenograft osteosarcoma models with spontaneous metastasis in mice: clinical relevance and applicability for drug testing

Crispin R Dass, Eugene TH Ek, Peter FM Choong

JOURNAL OF CANCER RESEARCH AND CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2007

Abstract

Osteosarcoma cells derived from patients have been isolated and subsequently cultured for the past 35 years. To date though, there have been no major breakthroughs in the development of a model for osteosarcoma that uses orthotopic implantation of human osteosarcoma cells and that closely emulates the clinical progression of this debilitating and fatal disease. Such a model is long overdue given the devastating demographics (second highest cause of cancer-related death in the paediatric age group) of the ailment and the lack of solid options for control, if not cure, for the disease, as it also is the most common primary tumour of bone. Only then can more robust R & D be undertaken in the se..

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