Incidence of Spontaneous Neoplastic and Nonneoplastic Lesions in Charles River CD-1 Mice Varies With Breeding Origin

Toxicol Pathol. Nov-Dec 1993;21(6):538-41. doi: 10.1177/019262339302100603.


Three separate control lifetime studies were conducted with untreated Crl:CD-1 (ICR)BR mice using a total of 400 mice/sex maintained to 21 mo of age. Similar husbandry practices and environmental conditions were used for all 3 studies. It was noted after study initiation that the Charles River breeding facility of origin was different for each study. The aggregate range of survival and incidence of neoplasms for the combined studies was similar to that previously reported. However, these 3 groups of mice had prominent variation in survival and in the incidence of pulmonary adenomas and systemic amyloidosis in males and females, and in the incidence of hepatocellular neoplasms in males. The present studies indicate that consistent procurement of test animals is an additional variable to be considered in the establishment of a valid database within a test facility when using an outbred mouse.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / veterinary
  • Amyloidosis / veterinary
  • Animals
  • Carcinoma / veterinary
  • Female
  • Liver Neoplasms / veterinary
  • Lung Neoplasms / veterinary
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred Strains*
  • Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Neoplasms / mortality
  • Neoplasms / veterinary*
  • Rodent Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Rodent Diseases / mortality