Numerous small- to mid-scale collections of PDX models for various cancer types have been established by academic laboratories across Europe, which are currently poorly visible and only exchanged on a discrete collaborative basis. This presents a bottle-neck to the use of these valuable resources and results in unnecessary redundancy of PDX models, which are time-consuming and expensive to establish and characterize. In addition, each research group develops its own methodologies, with few comparative studies being conducted.
The EurOPDX Consortium was established 5 years ago as an initiative toward the integration of a number of PDX collections and has been leading the way in raising standards and promoting scientific collaboration in PDX research in Europe.
For more information, please visit our webpages at www.europdx.eu.