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Building Better Mouse Models for Studying Cancer

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Science  28 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5615, pp. 1972-1975
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5615.1972

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Researchers are creating new strains of mice with tumors that more closely mimic human cancers, for use in both basic cancer studies and drug screening. Many of the newer mouse strains were on display last month at a meeting on "Mouse Models of Cancer" in Florida.