US cancer institute to overhaul tumour cell lines

July 9, 2017

“The NCI will continue to supply the NCI-60 cell lines to researchers, but will eventually refocus its drug screening on newer models. It is developing hundreds of ‘patient-derived xenografts’ (PDXs), which are created by implanting small chunks of human tumours into mice. There, the tumours grow in an environment that, although not human, better mimics their native environment”