Curative resection of orthotopically implanted pancreatic cancer in Syrian golden hamsters.

BACKGROUND Homologous orthotopic implantation models of pancreatic ductal cancer in Syrian golden hamsters can mimic the clinical features of the disease in humans. However, there have been no studies attempting a surgical approach to this animal model. Our aim was to clarify the possibility of curative resection in these tumor-bearing animals. METHODS A… (More)