Journal article

Comparison of Two Syngeneic Orthotopic Murine Models of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Dannel Yeo, Hong He, Graham Baldwin, Theodora Fifis, Patricia Costa, Bryan Tan, Eunice Yang, Shu Wen Wen, Christopher Christophi

JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE SURGERY | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma has an extremely poor prognosis. The use of appropriate in vivo models is essential in devising methods to improve treatment outcomes. METHODS: A pancreatic adenocarcinoma model based on tumor injection into the pancreatic head was compared with a pancreatic tail injection model in C57/BL6 mice. The murine pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell line PAN02, dispersed in Matrigel™, was used for tumor induction. RESULTS: Tumors developed in all animals in both models. Tumor size was more consistent within the pancreatic tail group at 20 days following induction, with no evidence of metastatic disease. Animals in the pancreatic head injection group showed signs of r..

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