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Cell Biology
Tumor Cell Panels
To enable cancer researchers, ATCC (American Type Culture Collection) has introduced a collection of Tissue-Specific Tumor Cell Panels.
These new tools combine well-characterized adherent cell lines that were selected for their genomic mutations as found in the Sanger COSMIC database, greatly reducing the time and effort scientists devote to finding these cells. Working closely with customers, ATCC scientists have identified cell lines that that are easy to grow using standard media formulations and possess critical genetic abnormalities found in tumors. Each Tissue-Specific Tumor Cell Panel is comprised of different cell lines that have been grouped by tissue of tumor origin. In developing the panels, ATCC scientists evaluated 20 different genes associated with tumorigenesis, including TP53, CDKN2A, BRAF, and KRAS. Descriptive information for each cell line has been annotated with details regarding known mutations in these selected oncogenes or receptors. Cell panels, as research models, are as valuable as the depth of understanding and data supporting them. There are currently 10 Tissue-Specific Tumor Cell Panels in the collection, including panels for breast cancer, triple-negative breast cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer.
 
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