Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center

Dean W. Felsher

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  • Conditional animal models: a strategy to define when oncogenes will be effective targets to treat cancer SEMINARS IN CANCER BIOLOGY Giuriato, S., Rabin, K., Fan, A. C., Shachaf, C. M., Felsher, D. W. 2004; 14 (1): 3-11

    Abstract:

    The ability to model cancer in the mouse has provided a robust methodology to dissect the molecular etiology of cancer. These models serve as potentially powerful platforms to preclinically evaluate novel therapeutics. In particular, the recent development of strategies to conditionally induce the or knockout the function of genes in a tissue specific manner has enabled investigators to engineer mice to demonstrate that the targeted inactivation of specific oncogenes can be effective in inducing sustained regression of tumors. Thus, these animal models will be useful to define the specific genes that will be therapeutically useful to target for the treatment of particular human cancers.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.semcancer.2003.11.002

    View details for Web of Science ID 000189081200002

    View details for PubMedID 14757531

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