Eirik Sundlisaeter

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In this work, highly infiltrative brain tumors with a stem-like phenotype were established by xenotransplantation of human brain tumors in immunodeficient nude rats. These tumors coopted the host vasculature and presented as an aggressive disease without signs of angiogenesis. The malignant cells expressed neural stem cell markers, showed a migratory(More)
Organotypic tumor spheroids, a 3D in vitro model derived from patient tumor material, preserve tissue heterogeneity and retain structural tissue elements, thus replicating the in vivo tumor more closely than commonly used 2D and 3D cell line models. Such structures harbour tumorigenic cells, as revealed by xenograft implantation studies in animal models and(More)
Tumour spheroids initiated from glioma biopsy specimens provide a valuable three-dimensional cell culture system that share several biological features of malignant brain tumours in situ. Upon xenotransplantation in immunodeficient rats, tumours derived from such spheroids exhibit a highly infiltrative growth. Successful cryopreservation of spheroid(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) represents the second most common cause of cancer mortality in the western world. The tumors frequently show metastatic spread which affects different organs such as lymph nodes, liver and lungs. Although the pattern of spread may vary, the initial step usually involves dissemination to regional lymph nodes. At present it is clear(More)
Lymphangiogenesis is an important event in progression of colorectal cancer (CRC), and the estimated lymphatic vascular density (LVD) probably indicates facilitated lymphatic tumor cell invasion and metastasis. However, at what time point during tumor progression this process is triggered, is unclear. The aim of this study was twofold. Firstly, to examine(More)
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