Preclinical mouse models of human prostate cancer and their utility in drug discovery

Serk In Park, Sun Jin Kim, Laurie K. McCauley, Gary E. Gallick

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In vivo animal studies are an essential component of prostate cancer research, and are particularly critical for studying interactions between tumor cells and their microenvironment. Numerous preclinical animal models of prostate cancer are available, including transgenic mouse models and human prostate cancer xenograft mouse models. In contrast to transgenic mouse models producing more heterogeneous cohorts of tumors, xenograft mouse models provide more controlled approaches. This unit describes procedures used to establish several distinct preclinical mouse models of human prostate cancer, including an orthotopic prostate xenograft model, an orthotopic bone metastasis model, an experimental metastasis model of intracardiac injection, and a vossicle model of tumor-bone interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number14.15
JournalCurrent Protocols in Pharmacology
Issue numberSUPPL.51
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Bone
  • Intra-cardiac injection
  • Metastasis
  • Mouse models
  • Orthotopic xenograft
  • Prostate cancer
  • Vossicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology


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