Although Breast cancer represents the most abundant type of cancer in women, it is not the most dangerous disease.
There are mainly two types of tissue as source for Mammacarcinoma, the milk ducts (ductal mammacarcinoma) and the lobular tissue (adenoid mammacarcinoma). There are a couple of typical receptors appearing in breast cancer, such as receptors for Estrogen and Progesteron and the growth factor known as HER2 or HER-2/neu.
The expression of one or several of these receptors in breast cancer cells is an important diagnostic tool. Men can develop breast cancer as well.
CLS has a collection of differing tumor cell lines isolated from cancerrous breast tissues.
You may download an overview of the current breast tumor cell lines here: Panel Breast Tumor cell lines.