Colloidal silica enhances in vivo growth of transplantable tumors

M. P. Moyer, E. Bonefas, D. Escobar, J. B. Aust, P. Demarsh, D. Drutz

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A variety of transplantable rodent tumors and a human colon carcinoma xenograft in nude mice appeared sooner and at higher incidence when the tumor cells were injected in the cell separating medium, Percoll, than in the phosphate buffered saline control. These observations have many implications relevant to cell separation, animal tumor models, and tumor progression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-221
Number of pages9
JournalSurgical Research Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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