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Table 1 Origins of a number of commonly used breast cancer cell lines and their citation frequency from 1 January 1990 to 31 December2002, according to PubMed

From: Breast cancer cell lines: friend or foe?

Cell line Origin Age (years) Pathology Citations Reference
BT20 Breast 74 Invasive ductal carcinoma 260 [9]
MDA-MB-231 Pleural effusion 51 Adenocarcinoma 1157 [10, 11]
MDA-MB-435 Pleural effusion 31 Invasive ductal carcinoma 292 [11]
MDA-MB-468 Pleural effusion 51 Adenocarcinoma 223 [11]
MCF-7 Pleural effusion 69 Invasive ductal carcinoma 5774 [8]
SkBr3 Pleural effusion 43 Adenocarcinoma 203 [12]
T47D Pleural Effusion 54 Invasive ductal carcinoma 866 [13]
ZR75.1 Ascites 47 Invasive ductal carcinoma 590 [14]