Coming soon HCI-004 PDX

Cat. #162072

Coming soon HCI-004 PDX

Cat. #: 162072

Cancer Sub-type: Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma

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Inventor: Alana L Welm, Yi-Chun Lin, Yoko Sakata DeRose

Institute: The University of Utah Research Foundation

Primary Citation: Guillen, et al. 2022. Nature Cancer. Feb; 3(2):232-250. PMID: 35221336

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Patient Details
Engraftment Details
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Tool Details


  • Research area: Breast Cancer
  • Description: Please register your interest through the enquiry button (quote not currently available) Human breast cancer-derived xenograft that retains high fidelity to original tumour and provides valuable resources for drug discovery and precision oncology. This panel of Patient Derived Xenografts provide models for some of the deadliest forms of breast cancer including drug-resistant, metastatic tumours, and endocrine-resistant estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) and HER2+ tumours. Sample collected in 2009 from breast tumour of Hispanic female, age 55 at time of collection with a primary diagnosis of IDC; 2009. Patient had no history of smoking, had not undergone systemic treatment or radiation therapy prior to collection, and had no clinical metastasis detected. Patient and PDX characteristics were as follows - ER status: negative, PR status: negative, HER2 status: negative. PDX information: PAM50 subtype is basal-like, PTEN positive by IHC, and shows no metastasis.

Patient Details

  • Cancer type: Breast Cancer
  • Cancer subtype: Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma
  • Cancer stage grade: Stage IIA, grade 3
  • Biopsy site: Breast (primary)
  • Gender: Female
  • Patient ethnicity: Hispanic

Engraftment Details

  • Mice passaged: Yes
  • Engraftment site: Cleared mammary fat pad
  • Sample type: Tumour fragments
  • Host strain: Immunocompromised mice NOD scid gamma (NSG) Jackson Laboratory 5557; NOD/scid, Jackson Laboratory 1303 or NOD rag gamma (NRG), Jackson Laboratory 7799
  • Histology: PAM50 subtype Basal-like
  • Production details: Fresh or thawed human breast tumour fragments were implanted into the cleared inguinal mammary fat pad of female Immune-compromised mice. For bone metastasis samples, bone fragments were coimplanted. For liquid specimens, pleural effusion, or ascites fluid, 1-2 milion cells were injected into cleared mammary fat pads in Matrigel. For ER+ tumours, mice were dosed with E2 beeswax pellets and given supplemental E2 via drinking water. When tumours reached 1-2 cm in diameter, tumours were aseptically collected and reimplanted into new m ice or banked. Estrogen-independent ER+ breast PDX models were generated when ER+ PDX tumours were transplated into overiectomized mice without E2 supplementation.


  • Initial handling information: Implant into the cleared inguinal mammary fat pad of female Immune-compromised mice (NOD.SCID) or NGS. Time to grow NOD.SCID to 1cm: 4 months. NGS: 5 months (up to 2cm)
  • Additional notes: Additional Information on PDX establishment: https://www.nature.com/articles/s43018-022-00337-6/figures/9

Application Details

  • Genetic data: Whole exome sequencing, SNP array, CNV data and RNA sequence from Guillen et al. 2022 Nature Cancer, is available in NIH database dbGaP under accession number phs002479.v1.p1


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