This workshop provides training in the use of genetically defined laboratory mice as tools for asking questions about gene function and the role of genetics in the biology of cancer. Lectures will be given in the morning by world-renowned scientists, followed by intensive hands-on laboratory sessions. Didactic lectures will reflect current knowledge of modeling cancer in a variety of organ sites and will emphasize common themes in cancer research and modeling. During the hands-on laboratory sessions, participants will develop skills in cancer model manipulations and surgical techniques that they will be able to apply to their own research. The techniques learned are broadly applicable to many cancer types, such as brain, breast, colon, leukemia/lymphoma, and prostate cancer.
Part of this workshop includes pathology sessions. If you have any FIXED slides you would like to have analyzed by the workshop pathologist, please bring them with you. Additionally, if you have any interesting FIXED slides you would like to share with the group, please bring these as well. IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT BRING FRESH TISSUE TO THE JACKSON LABORATORY!
During this workshop, participants have the opportunity to present their work (or proposed work) and receive constructive and encouraging feedback from course faculty. While not a requirement, participants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this offer and bring a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation. Presentations have the added benefit of promoting dialogue and potential collaborative opportunities among fellow participants and faculty.
*This workshop can be used for continuing education units for AALAS and ASR re-certification.
Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R25CA172010. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer in Mice - Participant Testimonials