HCC202 (ATCC® CRL-2316)

Organism: Homo sapiens, human  /  Cell Type: Epithelial  /  Tissue: breast; mammary gland/duct  /  Disease: TNM stage IIIA, grade 3, primary ductal carcinoma

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Organism Homo sapiens, human
Tissue breast; mammary gland/duct
Cell Type Epithelial
Product Format frozen
Culture Properties adherent, The line grows as attached medium-sized epithelial cells with some floating cells.
Biosafety Level 1

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Disease TNM stage IIIA, grade 3, primary ductal carcinoma
Age 82 years
Gender female
Ethnicity Caucasian, White
Karyotype polyploid
The HCC202 cell line was initiated from a primary ductal carcinoma on September 5, 1992, and took 41 months to establish.
Clinical Data
82 years
Caucasian, White
Receptor Expression
estrogen receptor, negative
progesterone receptor, negative
Oncogene her2/neu +, p53 -
Genes Expressed
Epithelial glycoprotein 2 [EGP2]; cytokeratin 19
Cellular Products
Epithelial glycoprotein 2 [EGP2]; cytokeratin 19
The tumor was classified as TNM Stage IIIA, grade 3, invasive ductal carcinoma with metastases in 4 out of 19 lymph nodes.

The cells are poorly differentiated.

The cells are positive for expression of Her2-neu, but are negative for expression of p53.

HCC202 is positive for the epithelial cell specific marker Epithelial Glycoprotein 2 (EGP2) and for cytokeratin 19.

The cells are negative for expression of estrogen receptor (ER -) and progesterone receptor (PR -).

Complete Growth Medium The base medium for this cell line is ATCC-formulated RPMI-1640 Medium, ATCC 30-2001. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: fetal bovine serum (ATCC 30-2020) to a final concentration of 10%.
Subculturing Volumes used in this protocol are for 75 cm2 flask; proportionally reduce or increase amount of dissociation medium for culture vessels of other sizes.

  1. Remove and discard culture medium.
  2. Briefly rinse the cell layer with 0.25% (w/v) Trypsin-0.53 mM EDTA solution to remove all traces of serum that contains trypsin inhibitor.
  3. Add 2.0 to 3.0 mL of Trypsin-EDTA solution to flask and observe cells under an inverted microscope until cell layer is dispersed (usually within 5 to 15 minutes).
    Note: To avoid clumping do not agitate the cells by hitting or shaking the flask while waiting for the cells to detach. Cells that are difficult to detach may be placed at 37°C to facilitate dispersal.
  4. Add 6.0 to 8.0 mL of complete growth medium and aspirate cells by gently pipetting.
  5. Add appropriate aliquots of the cell suspension to new culture vessels.
  6. Incubate cultures at 37°C

Subculture Ratio: 1:2 to 1:3
Medium Renewal: Every 2 to 3 days.
Note: For more information on enzymatic dissociation and subculturing of cell lines consult Chapter 10 in Culture of Animal Cells, a manual of Basic Technique by R. Ian Freshney, 3rd edition, published by Alan R. Liss, N.Y., 1994.

Culture medium, 95%; DMSO, 5%
Culture Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
STR Profile
Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 10
D13S317: 8,9
D16S539: 13
D5S818: 11,13
D7S820: 8,12
THO1: 6
TPOX: 8,9
vWA: 16
Name of Depositor AF Gazdar, AK Virmani
Deposited As Homo sapiens
Year of Origin September 5, 1992

Gazdar AF, et al. Characterization of paired tumor and non-tumor cell lines established from patients with breast cancer. Int. J. Cancer 78: 766-774, 1998. PubMed: 9833771

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
Basic Documentation

The line is available with the following restrictions: 1. This cell line was deposited at the ATCC by Dr. Adi F. Gazdar and is provided for research purposes only. Neither the cell line nor products derived from it may be sold or used for commercial purposes. Nor can the cells be distributed to third parties for purposes of sale, or producing for sale, cells or their products. The cells are provided as service to the research community. They are provided without warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any other warranty, expressed or implied. 2. Any proposed commercial use of the these cells, or their products must first be negotiated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75235. Telephone (214) 648-1888, Email TechnologyDevelopment@UTSouthwestern.edu, or Fax: (214) 951-0935.


Gazdar AF, et al. Characterization of paired tumor and non-tumor cell lines established from patients with breast cancer. Int. J. Cancer 78: 766-774, 1998. PubMed: 9833771