Imaging in oncology research
To reach the clinic in record time, it’s crucial to test new oncology therapies in systems that reflect human disease. Currently, many animal models are available that mimic human cancers, like patient-derived xenografts, orthotopic mouse models, sca olds that can be implanted and that mimic human disease, etc. In oncology research, animals are used to evaluate in vivo pharmacokinetics of a new compound, or in efficacy studies of new treatment schemes.
Preclinical imaging is increasingly being used in oncology research as it provides results that can easily be translated from bench to bedside. This whitepaper focusses on the value of imaging in oncology research, and shows 3 case studies.