Renal Cancer: In Vitro Models and Animal Tumors

  • F. H. Schröder
  • M. G. Weissglas
  • K. H. Kurth
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 53)


Model systems for human tumors are necessary tools of basic and clinically related research that can not be carried out in humans. It is desirable that these models reflect the properties of the human tumor as closely as possible. Before assuming that results obtained with a tumor model are relevant to the management of patients, a model system has to be characterized, and the similarity of the model with the human situation has to be firmly established. In the case of human renal carcinoma (RC) research with tumor models could be oriented in the directions indicated in this diagram:
Prior to considering treatment studies, characterization is an obligatory step. There should be correlation with the basic research that can be conducted with established models.


Renal Cell Carcinoma Soft Agar Renal Carcinoma Syrian Golden Hamster Human Renal Cell Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. H. Schröder
    • 1
  • M. G. Weissglas
    • 1
  • K. H. Kurth
    • 1
  1. 1.Erasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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