Establishment of a New Renal Cell Carcinoma Cell Line and a New Experimental Renal Tumor Model

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A tumor cell line from a primary papillary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) (nuclear grade III/IV).  This cell line, known as KCI-18, when implanted in the kidney of nude mice provides a xenograft tumor model of RCC.  The KCI-18 cell line is highly tumorigenic, with lung metastases forming from the primary tumor as in human renal cell carcinoma. 
File Number: 98-447
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Joan Dunbar
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Wayne State University
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