In vivo Models of Breast Cancer

SEARCHBreast hosted a two day workshop in March 2016 which focused on the contribution that in vivo models have made to breast cancer research.

What the delegates thought.

  • "I learned a lot from the workshop and received useful feedback and ideas to help advance my research. I've also met potential collaborators with whom we can advance our research. In addition, SEARCHBreast members are so willing to share knowledge and models, this is very encouraging to see. I would highly recommend SEARCHBreast workshops and the database and have already started doing so."

  • "As a result of my attendance to the SEARCHBreast workshop, I have gained a greater understanding of the context of my research within the field. I have gained insight into the other research that is being conducted both nationally and internationally. But most importantly I have expanded my collaborative network which has led to further investigative avenues."

  • "The intimate nature of workshop allowed for ample time for discussion during the poster sessions, these were highly valuable. I am now full of new ideas, new contacts and a boost of motivation to further my research. I am also more aware of the models available through the SEARCHBreast database which I can hopefully utilise for my own work and increase awareness of this collection to others in the field too, allowing for future collaborative work."

  • "Overall this was a very worthwhile meeting featuring a great mix of presentations from group leaders and more junior researchers. It provided me with both important feedback for my current work, and also networking opportunities for future collaborations."

  • "I interacted with numerous researchers, with interests more or less similar to mine. A discussion in front of one of the posters gave me the opportunity to build up an important collaborative study."

  • "Being from a group which does not use animal models, the talks made me appreciate the complexity of in vivo studies and the amount of work required for creating and maintaining them, but also their limitations in our common research use towards cancer treatments. Through my attendance, I was also made aware of the availability of tissue samples through the SEARCHBreast database, which may be of interest to myself at a later date in my research as I look to further validate current findings."

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