Expression Profiling of Mouse Models of Human Cancer: Model Categorization and Guidance for Preclinical Testing

  • Min Zhu
  • Aleksandra M. Michalowski
  • Jeffrey E. Green


Recent advances in the use of gene expression microarray technologies have been invaluable in deciphering molecular subtypes of human cancers as a first step toward “personalized medicine.” Similarly, high-throughput genomic approaches have revealed mechanisms of oncogenesis in genetically engineered mouse (GEM) cancer models, how cancer evolves, and in what ways these models recapitulate molecular features of human cancers. Sophisticated analyses and cross-species comparisons provide important ways to identify potentially novel therapeutic targets. This chapter reviews the recent progress in the application of gene expression profiling to GEM models representing a variety of human cancers, including breast, prostate, lung, liver, and colon cancers.


Estrogen Receptor Gene Expression Profile Adenomatous Polyposis Coli Prostate Intraepithelial Neoplasia Human Lung Adenocarcinoma 
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This research was supported by the Intramural Research Program of the NIH, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Min Zhu
    • 1
  • Aleksandra M. Michalowski
    • 1
  • Jeffrey E. Green
    • 2
  1. 1.Transgenic Oncogenesis and Genomics Section, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and GeneticsCenter for Cancer Research, National Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Transgenic Oncogenesis and Genomics Section, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and GeneticsCenter for Cancer Research, National Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA

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