Title

The Mouse Tumor Biology Database: integrated access to mouse cancer biology data.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

JAX Location

see Reprint Collection (a pdf is available)

JAX Source

Exp Lung Res 2005 Mar; 31(2):259-70.

Abstract

Mice have long been used as models for the study of human cancer. The National Cancer Institute has included among its research areas of extraordinary opportunity the development of new mouse genetic models of human cancer and the exploration of cancer imaging as a research tool. Because of the volume and interconnectedness of relevant data, the creation and maintenance of bioinformatics resources of mouse tumor biology is necessary to facilitate current and future cancer research. The Mouse Tumor Biology (MTB) Database provides electronic access to data generated through the study of spontaneous and induced tumors in genetically defined mice (inbred, hybrid, spontaneous and induced mutant, and genetically engineered strains of mice).

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