The Chorioallantoic Membrane of the Chick Embryo to Assess Tumor Formation and Metastasis

  • Anne Herrmann
  • Diana Moss
  • Violaine SéeEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1464)


The chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) of the chick embryo is a suitable and convenient platform for the assessment of tumor formation and metastatic dissemination. Here, we describe tumor cell engraftment on the extraembryonic CAM and further monitoring of tumor growth and metastasis.

Key words

Chick embryo CAM Tumor model Metastasis Tumorigenesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Department of Cellular and Molecular PhysiologyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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