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    • #473
      Edher
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      Saludos,

      Are all cancerous cells from a tumor “immortal”? If some cells from a malignant tumor were to be cultured, would they act the same way the HeLa Cells do or are the HeLa cells unique?

      Thank You,
      Edher

    • #20133
      mith
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      I think they are unique.

    • #20134
      Dr.Doom
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      cancer cells are immortal because they don’t have telomere shortening.

    • #20150
      Poison
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      Cancer cells do not stop dividing. (malignant cancers).
      In what ways do HeLa cells differ from other malignant cancers? I mean why do you think they are unique?

    • #20162
      biostudent84
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      Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m almost positive that they are famous simply because they were the first cancer cells to be studied and found to be immortal, and still cultured to this day. You can do this with any cancer patient, but where this is science, it’s always good to be the first 🙂

    • #20217
      Poison
      Participant

      As much as I know, that’s right biostudent84.

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