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Cancer Cell Properties and Behavior

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Cancer cells derived from human tumor samples can be grown in vitro and behave as immortalized cells, growing indefinitely.

The HeLa cervical cancer cell line, derived from cells taken from Henrietta Lacks in 1951, are one of the most common cancer cell lines used today. Cancer cells exhibit some characteristics that are similar to normal cells, and some that are different.

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic property of cancer cells?

A

Form foci when grown in vitro.

B

Are aneuploid.

C

Can grow in the absence of growth factors.

D

Always arise from a single mutation.