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Table 2 Overview on engraftment efficacy in NSG mice comparatively shown for biopsies and surgical specimen

From: Establishment and characterization of patient-derived head and neck cancer models from surgical specimens and endoscopic biopsies

Analyzed parameter N %
PDX engraftment [total] 16/44 36.36
Biopsies 5/23 21.73
Surgical resection specimen 11/21 52.38
Positive flanks [total] 43/72 59.72a
Biopsies 9/24 37.50a
Surgical resection specimen 34/44 77.30a
  1. ataken from a total of two mice/case each implanted with two tumor fragments (left and right flank)