Abstract

Ovarian cancer remains the most lethal gynecological cancer today. High-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSC) is the most common and lethal type of ovarian cancer and is most frequently diagnosed at advanced stages. Here, we developed a novel strategy to generate somatic ovarian cancer mouse models using a combination of in vivo electroporation and CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome editing. We mutated tumor suppressor genes associated with HGSC in two different combinations; Brca1, Tp53, Pten with/without Lkb1 and successfully generated HGSC, however, with different latencies and pathophysiology. By utilizing Cre lineage tracing in our system, we visualized peritoneal micrometastases in an immune-competent environment. Because our strategy is flexible in selecting mutation combinations and targeting areas, it would be useful for generating ovarian cancer mouse models.

Competing Interest Statement

The authors have declared no competing interest.



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