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A humanized stromal bed is required for engraftment of isolated human primary squamous cell carcinoma cells in immunocompromised mice

Patel, Girish Khandubhai, Yee, Carole L., Yuspa, Stuart H. and Vogel, Jonathan C. 2012. A humanized stromal bed is required for engraftment of isolated human primary squamous cell carcinoma cells in immunocompromised mice. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 132 (2) , pp. 284-290. 10.1038/jid.2011.284

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Abstract

Epithelial cancers are the most common malignancies and the greatest cause of cancer mortality worldwide. The incidence of keratinocyte-derived (non-melanoma) skin cancers is increasing rapidly. Despite access to abundant tumor tissue and ease of observation, acceptance of non-melanoma skin cancers as model carcinomas has been hindered by the lack of a reliable xenograft model. Herein we describe conditions that allow routine xeno-engraftment of primary human squamous cell carcinoma (SCCa) cells. Tumor development required creation of an appropriate stromal bed before xenografting tumor tissue onto the backs of athymic nude mice. We also demonstrate that the stromal bed must be “humanized” if primary human SCCa is to be propagated from cell suspensions. SCCa xenografts recapitulated the histological grade and phenotype of the original tumors with considerable fidelity, even after serial passage, irrespective of the histological grade of the primary human SCCa. This model, which to our knowledge is previously unreported, can be used for drug testing, as well as for studies that are relevant to the biology of primary human SCCa and other epithelial cancers.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute (ECSCRI)
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RL Dermatology
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 0022-202X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:33
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/51908

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