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Contributor Information

  • Institute Northern Institute For Cancer Research, Newcastle University

Tool Details

  • Tool name: VCaP androgen-independent cell line
  • Tool type: Cell Lines
  • Tool sub-type: Continuous
  • Parental cell line: VCaP
  • Organism: Human
  • Cancer type: Human prostate adenocarcinoma
  • Disease: Cancer
  • Model: Tumour line
  • Conditional: No
  • Description: VCaP cells are androgen-sensitive human prostate adenocarcinoma cells established in 1997 from a vertebral bone metastasis from a 59-year-old Caucasian male with hormone refractory prostate cancer. This cell line is commonly used for prostate cancer research. The cell line is a clonal population of VCaP cells grown in steroid-depleted conditions for ~4 months. Cells adapted to growth conditions and are now routinely grown in media lacking testosterone
  • Research area: Cancer
  • Production details: VCaP cells grown in steroid-depleted conditions for ~4 months

  • For Research Use Only

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Application Details


  • Format: Frozen
  • Growth medium: DMEM + 10% FBS
  • Shipping conditions: Dry ice


  • Available on request