Annual Cancer CoursesPast Event

Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer in Mice

Location: The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

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. The techniques learned are broadly applicable to many cancer types, such as brain, breast, colon, leukemia/lymphoma, and prostate cancer. Participants completing the course will acquire a practical knowledge of how to characterize and analyze specific mouse cancer models.

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Sep 12 - 18


The Workshop on Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer in Mice was nothing short of exceptional. The confidence this workshop instilled within me to return to my institution and quickly become the go-to mouse person is extremely valuable. I have since used many of the techniques I learned at this workshop on my own research project, and have assisted other individuals as well. The instructors, hands-on training, and organization of this workshop are all exceptional. I have recommended this course to anyone that will listen due to its extremely informative and broadly applicable nature.

Cody R.

I found the workshop useful in developing my skills in cancer model handling. Not only did we handle different mouse cancer models, but we also grew organoids. The workshop has greatly expanded my competence in the different surgical techniques. Furthermore, I got to meet exciting people from different fields (veterinarian, immunologist, etc.) and grow my professional network.

R. So

I found the workshop to be extremely relevant to my position and learned a lot during my time in Bar Harbor. I learned new techniques for models that I had no prior experience with including colon cancer and breast models, which I later implemented in my work. I also got better familiar with The Jackson laboratory and the high standards and met different researchers coming from different field of expertise which I sure will become relevant connection in the future. Personally, during the workshop I realized that any technique that I wish to learn in cancer models is feasible using the set of tools learned in the course or with additional information, which gave me a great deal of confidence for future projects.

R. Oren

The Workshop on Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer in Mice was extremely informative, enjoyable and above all valuable session. It’s the best I’ve ever been to. I have learned a lot of techniques that currently I am using in my lab, especially stereotaxic surgery.

Musaad A. Alshammari, King Saud University

I learned a great deal during the workshop lectures and it was incredibly helpful to receive hands-on training for various techniques. I had minimal experience handling mice prior to this course, so it gave me the confidence boost I needed to start modeling AML in mice. I am also better equipped to do proper necropsy and tissue harvesting. Simply knowing about all of the other available techniques (kidney capsule implants, inhalational Cre, colonic wall injections, etc.) will help me design experiments in the future.

Pamela S.