Establishment of the First Well-Differentiated in Vivo Human Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Model Abstract #1867

Introduction: The development of new therapeutic strategies for cancer patients relies on the in vitro and in vivo testing of novel substances in the pre-clinical setting. So far, this has not been possible for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET) due to lack of suitable animal models resembling the disease course in human patients.
Aim(s): The aim of the study was to establish a new animal model for pNETs.
Materials and methods: We subcutaneously transplanted tumor cells of the recetly created well-differentiated human pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor cell line NT-3 into the flanks of NOD/SCID mice.
Conference: 14th Annual ENETS conference (2017)
Category: Basic Science - In vitro models, tumor growth, CTCs
Presenting Author: Dr Joerg Schrader
Keywords: pNET, insulinoma, SSTR

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