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Ten cell lines of human squamous carcinomas of the tongue and larynx have been established from surgical specimens removed from 36 unselected patients, in order to provide systems for investigating the invasive and tissue-destructive capacity of squamous carcinomas of the head and neck. The morphology, ultrastructure and growth characteristics of the 10(More)
23 (60%) of 38 human breast carcinomas had significant in-vitro osteolytic activity. All patients presenting with bone metastases or hypercalcaemia had active tumours. Over a subsequent three-year follow-up period, bone metastases did not develop in any of the 15 patients with inactive tumours, and metastases at other sites developed in only 2. Of the 23(More)
An in vitro osteolysis assay with 45Ca-labelled mouse calvaria has been used to investigate mechanisms of direct bone invasion by squamous carcinomas of the head and neck. Short-term (3-day) organ cultures of 8 fresh squamous carcinomas showed varying degrees of in vitro bone-resorbing activity which was blocked by indomethacin, an inhibitor of(More)
Five tumour cell lines have been derived from a primary squamous carcinoma of the tongue, from 2 subsequent local recurrences, and from 2 lymph-node metastases--all from the same patient. While the cell lines shared many morphological and biochemical characteristics, those derived from recurrences and metastases appeared to be less differentiated, were less(More)
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