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are a549 cancer cell lines specific to the adenocarcinoma sub-type of lung cancer, or does it mean something else?

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Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience Medical Oncology
CA cell line: The A549 cell line originated from a male patients bronchoalveolar lung carcinoma. Cell lines often acquire additional mutations that facilitates their growth in culture. They may not retain all of the characteristics of the original tumor.
Answered on Dec 29, 2014

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