Processing of Primary Patient Tumors and Subsequent Generation of Primary Cell Lines
Patient tumor tissue processing is an important step in the generation of clinically relevant specimens for in vitro and in vivo studies. Proper disassociation and tissue sample cleanup is a multistep, time-consuming process that ultimately effects the generation of patient derived xenografts and neurosphere cultures. Here we describe a detailed protocol on how to process and disassociate patient glioma tissue and subsequent steps on orthotopic implantation and in vitro generation of neurospheres.
Key wordsTissue disassociation Tissue digestion Tumor processing Neurospheres Orthotopic xenografts Patient derived xenografts Brain tumor digestion Enzymatic digestion
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