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Anticancer Res. 1993 Mar-Apr;13(2):283-6.

Human ovarian carcinoma metastatic models constructed in nude mice by orthotopic transplantation of histologically-intact patient specimens.

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AntiCancer, Inc., San Diego, CA 92110.


We report here the first orthotopic transplant model for human ovarian cancer. Histologically-intact patient specimens of ovarian cancer were transplanted by microsurgical techniques under the capsule of the nude mouse ovary. The human tumors grew locally and gave rise to a patient-like metastatic pattern including the parietal peritoneum, colon, omentum, and ascites. The orthotopic model described here should be useful for evaluating new therapeutics and diagnostics for ovarian cancer.

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