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Severe combined immunodeficient mice are typically used for xenografting experiments and show reliable tumor engraftment; however, their Prkdscid mutation renders them highly sensitive to irradiation. Here, we describe a protocol that allows safe local irradiation of tumor xenografts in immunodeficient mice. We detail the steps for the establishmen...
Peritoneal metastases are a common form of tumor cell dissemination in gastrointestinal malignancies. Peritoneal metastatic disease (PMD) is associated with severe morbidity and resistance to currently employed therapies. Given the distinct route of dissemination compared with distant organ metastases, and the unique microenvironment of the periton...
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) improves outcomes in resectable esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), but acquired resistance precludes long-term efficacy. Here, we delineate these resistance mechanisms. RNA sequencing on matched patient samples obtained pre-and post-neoadjuvant treatment reveal that oxidative phosphorylation was the most upregulat...
A significant proportion of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients develop peritoneal metastases (PM) in the course of their disease. PMs are associated with a poor quality of life, significant morbidity and dismal disease outcome. To improve care for this patient group, a better understanding of the molecular characteristics of CRC-PM is required. Here...
In colorectal cancer, peritoneal metastases (PMs) associate with severe morbidity and dismal prognosis. Given the incidence of this disease and the lack of adequate treatments currently available, PMs pose a large unmet clinical need. Although PMs can be accompanied by more widespread metastatic disease, it often occurs as the only sign of dissemin...
Background Recently it has been recognized that stromal markers could be used as a clinically relevant biomarker for therapy response and prognosis. Here, we report on a serum marker for stromal activation, A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease 12 (ADAM12) in colorectal cancer (CRC). Methods Using gene expression databases we investigated ADAM12 expre...
Half of all colorectal cancers bear KRAS-activating mutations that affect the metabolic dependencies of cancer cells and drive resistance to commonly used drugs. A new study provides insights into KRAS-driven metabolic rewiring and identifies a new therapeutic target for KRAS-mutant cancers.