Long Term-culturable PDO Models

Patient-derived tumor organoids established in Fukushima project (F-PDOs), which can be cultured for over a half-year period, were established from clinical tumor tissues (e.g., lung, ovary, uterus, etc.). Data were acquired from histological analysis, whole-exome analysis, and comprehensive gene expression analysis of F-PDOs and their source tumor tissues. The comparative analysis proved that the characteristics of F-PDOs are similar to those of their source tumors. Currently, 82 F-PDO lines have been established (F-PDO list).

F-PDOs were used in experiments on cell growth inhibition by anticancer agents. A suitable high-throughput assay system, with 96- or 384-well plates, was designed for each F-PDO, and standard anticancer agents were evaluated. Notably, F-PDOs showed more resistance to these agents than conventional cancer cell lines. These results indicate that F-PDOs maintain the characteristics of their source tumors, which were resistant to these agents. The assay system using F-PDOs enables evaluation of anticancer agents under conditions that better reflect clinical conditions than conventional methods and help discover markers of pharmacological effects for anticancer agents. In addition, F-PDOs can be implanted into immunodeficient mice.

Lung F-PDO (squamous cell carcinoma)
Lung F-PDO (papillary adenocarcinoma)

Tamura et al. Evaluation of anticancer agents using patient-derived tumor organoids characteristically similar to source tissues. Oncol. Rep. 40, 635-646 (2018).

Takahashi et al. An in vitro system for evaluating molecular targeted drugs using lung patient-derived tumor organoids. Cells. 8, 481 (2019).

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Available F-PDO list Excel
F-PDO_summary022619 PDF
Leaflet PDF
Poster_Evaluation of anticancer agents using patient derived tumor organoids PDF
Poster_Long Term culturable PDO Models F-PDO lines PDF
Poster_Characterization of F-PDO by 3D microscopic analysis PDF
Poster_F-PDO drug sensitivity and PDX Models from Japanese Patients PDF