EurOPDX Resource

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 (www.europdx.eu).