Mouse Models of Human Cancer

Mouse Models of Human Cancer

Online ISBN: 9780471675068

DOI: 10.1002/0471675067

About this Book

Mice have become the species of choice for modeling the complex interactions between tumor cells and the host environment. Mouse genetics are easily manipulated, and a growing array of technology exists for this purpose. Mouse models allow investigators to better understand causal relationships between specific genetic alterations and tumors, utilize new imaging techniques, and test novel therapies. Recent developments along these lines show great promise for the development of new anti-cancer treatments.

Mouse Models of Human Cancer provides researchers and students with a complete resource on the subject, systematically presenting the principles, methodologies, applications, and challenges associated with this exciting field. Offering a survey of the latest research and a description of future areas of interest, this text:

  • Presents real experimental data
  • Describes organ site-specific mouse models
  • Clearly identifies suitable models for further drug testing
  • Critically analyzes current methodologies and their limitations
  • Features numerous recognizable expert contributors
  • Lists key Web sites, reagents, and companies

Combining stellar chapter authors, rich illustrations, and clear coverage, Mouse Models of Human Cancer is an invaluable resource for advanced students and cutting-edge researchers.

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