Murine models of colorectal cancer. Academic Article uri icon


  • Colorectal cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers of humans. To experimentally investigate this common disease, numerous murine models have been established. These models accurately recapitulate the molecular and pathologic characteristics of human colorectal cancers, including activation of the myelocytomatosis oncogene (MYC), which has recently been suggested to be a key mediator of colorectal cancer development. This review focuses on the variety of murine models of human colorectal cancer that are available to the research community and on their use to identify common and distinct characteristics of colorectal cancer.

published proceedings

  • Mamm Genome

author list (cited authors)

  • Uronis, J. M., & Threadgill, D. W.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Uronis, Joshua M||Threadgill, David W

publication date

  • May 2009