Cancer research starts out with the investigation of the biological differences between normal, healthy cells and cancerous cells. By studying these differences, scientists can discover the mechanisms by which cells grow, transform from normal cells into cancer cells, and metastasize throughout the body.
These studies can lead to insights into cancer progression and initiate the development of new clinical interventions. Further, investigations into the differing cell signaling pathways of normal cells and cancerous cells can reveal molecular alterations that are shared among different types of cancer and point researchers to possible strategies for treatment. For example, scientists researching pathologies such as lung squamous cell carcinoma can compare the attributes of normal and diseased cell lines from the same patient.
ATCC offers authenticated tumor-derived cell lines matched to normal cells from the same donor to provide you with a valuable starting point for your cancer studies.
Next-generation Cancer Models
We are at an inflection point in cancer research today. New biological models now more closely mimic the behavior of cancer and are standardized, annotated, traceable, and paired with genomic and phenotypic data. These new models are contributing more valuable and reproducible research results than in the past.Learn More