The Living Tumor
Laboratory is a Canada-based laboratory located in Vancouver,
British Columbia, that provides high-quality services for translational
cancer research, drug discovery/development and personalized
· To improve the predictivity of pre-clinical drug efficacy
evaluation of new or existing anti-cancer drugs, using patient-derived,
clinically highly relevant cancer xenograft models.
· To provide cancer studies with a highly humanized in
vivo cancer model and develop a translational link between the
laboratory and the clinic.
· To provide a service for identifying which drug regimen,
from a group of selected drug regimens, has potentially the
highest efficacy for an individual patient and can be utilized
for the patients personalized chemotherapy. To this end
immuno-deficient mice are used which carry first-generation
cancer tissue xenografts derived from the patients malignancy.