Breast cancer cell lines: Friend or foe?

Sarah E. Burdall, Andrew M. Hanby, Mark R.J. Lansdown, Valerie Speirs*

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Abstract

The majority of breast cancer research is conducted using established breast cancer cell lines as in vitro models. An alternative is to use cultures established from primary breast tumours. Here, we discuss the pros and cons of using both of these models in translational breast cancer research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-95
Number of pages7
JournalBreast Cancer Research
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Cell Line
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Keywords

  • Cell culture
  • In vitro models
  • Mammary gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Burdall, S. E., Hanby, A. M., Lansdown, M. R. J., & Speirs, V. (2003). Breast cancer cell lines: Friend or foe? Breast Cancer Research, 5(2), 89-95. https://doi.org/10.1186/bcr577

Breast cancer cell lines : Friend or foe? / Burdall, Sarah E.; Hanby, Andrew M.; Lansdown, Mark R.J.; Speirs, Valerie.

In: Breast Cancer Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2003, p. 89-95.

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Burdall, SE, Hanby, AM, Lansdown, MRJ & Speirs, V 2003, 'Breast cancer cell lines: Friend or foe?', Breast Cancer Research, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 89-95. https://doi.org/10.1186/bcr577
Burdall, Sarah E. ; Hanby, Andrew M. ; Lansdown, Mark R.J. ; Speirs, Valerie. / Breast cancer cell lines : Friend or foe?. In: Breast Cancer Research. 2003 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 89-95.
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