ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-160512-31
Uncharted Waters: Zebrafish Cancer Models Navigate a Course for Oncogene Discovery
Ceol, C.J., Houvras, Y.
Date: 2016
Source: Advances in experimental medicine and biology   916: 3-19 (Chapter)
Registered Authors: Ceol, Craig, Houvras, Yariv
Keywords: BRAF, Cancer, Ras, Transgenic, Zebrafish, p53
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Disease Models, Animal*
  • Neoplasms/genetics*
  • Oncogenes*
  • Zebrafish
PubMed: 27165347 Full text @ Adv. Exp. Med. Biol.
Over a decade has elapsed since the first genetically-engineered zebrafish cancer model was described. During this time remarkable progress has been made. Sophisticated genetic tools have been built to generate oncogene expressing cancers and characterize multiple models of solid and blood tumors. These models have led to unique insights into mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression. New drug targets have been identified, particularly through the functional analysis of cancer genomes. Now in the second decade, zebrafish cancer models are poised for even faster growth as they are used in high-throughput genetic analyses to elucidate key mechanisms underlying critical cancer phenotypes.