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August 1984

Transfer of Human Nasal Papilloma Into Nude Mice

Author Affiliations

From the Lions Clinical Cancer Laboratory, Clinical Research Unit, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (Ms Riglar and Drs Mackay and Burns); and the Departments of Anatomical Pathology (Dr Dowling) and Otolaryngology (Dr Millar), Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(8):529-530. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800340041010

• We transferred tumor tissue from two inverted schneiderian nasal papillomas to hypothymic nude mice. Tissue from one tumor, which later underwent malignant change, was transferred three times. Forty days lapsed before growth was evident, with a subsequent period of rapid growth. Histologic appearances of the primary tumor and xenografts were similar. Although the data are derived from only two cases, our findings suggest that the capacity of these tumors to grow in nude mice may be an index of their malignant potential.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:529-530)

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