Description of facility
The goal of the Mouse Cancer Clinic is to use advanced mouse models as surrogate cancer patients to identify and validate targets that can be exploited by anti-cancer therapy. Various approaches to treat cancer with classical chemotherapy, targeted inhibitors, immunotherapy, radiotherapy or combinations thereof are ongoing. Special emphasis is given to target the clinical handicap of therapy escape. To support these activities, a dedicated preclinical imaging unit facilitates accurate measurement of tumor growth, metastasis formation, and therapy response in several mouse models of human cancer.