Recent advances in the application of patient-derived tumor xenograft models in prostate cancer

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Author: Jian-Li DUAN 1 Zheng CHEN 2, 3 Yu-Zhuo WANG 3

Affiliation: 1. Department of Urology, The Sixth Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510655, China 2. Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou 510630, China 3. Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Prostate Centre, Vancouver V5Z1M9, BC, Canada

Keywords: Prostate cancer PDX model Preclinical research Precision medicine


Reference:Duan JL, Chen Z, Wang YZ. Recent advances in the application of patient-derived tumor xenograft models in prostate cancer[J]. Yixue Xinzhi Zazhi, 2021, 31(4): 285-293. DOI: 10.12173/j.issn.1004-5511.202105011.[Article in Chinese]

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Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most common male reproductive tumors. If the tumor characteristics, treatment and prognosis can be accurately predicted through in vivo and in vitro experiments, it will greatly reduce unnecessary pain for patients. The patient-derived tu-mor xenografts (PDX) models which are widely used in preclinical and precision medicine re-search, can directly transplant tumors from different individuals into immunodeficient mice. This article will introduce the development, construction and application of the PCa PDX model in detail.

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