Cancer Modeling Shared Resource (CMSR)

Overview of Services

Cancer Modeling (CMSR) is a newly developing resource at Sylvester. The goal of the CMSR is to provide mouse models of cancer to allow investigation of novel anti-cancer treatments in a pre-clinical setting, including cell line, xenograft, and patient derived (PDX) models of cancer.

The CMSR will also provide uniform care and provision of novel therapies under standard operating procedures. Lastly, it will provide assessment of anti-cancer activity in a very controlled, reproducible setting.

The CMSR will mirror every aspect of human cancer diagnostics, treatment and care, and provide qualified, cost effective and state-of-the-art services to foster cancer research advancements, and accelerate the discovery of tailored anti-tumor therapies leading to patient benefit. It will consist of an integrated shared resource composed of four components to support four key activities:

  • Modeling human disease
  • Devising treatment protocols
  • Using noninvasive imaging for diagnosis and evaluation of responses to treatment
  • Perform pathological analysis of targeted cancer therapies


Daniel Bilbao, Ph.D., MBA | Director


Batchelor Building, Room 838

1580 NW 10th Ave

Miami, FL 33136

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Lab Email
(305) 243-4627
BCRI 838
IVIS Email
BCRI 811
InVivo Imaging



BCRI 8th Floor
Translational Research Histology Laboratory
Histology Lab
BCRI 841