Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology

, Volume 63, Issue 3, pp 567–567 | Cite as

MDA-MB-435 cells are from melanoma, not from breast cancer

  • Marc Lacroix
Letter to the Editor


For years, MDA-MB-435 cells have been widely but erroneously used as breast cancer cells with aggressive behaviour. Recent data show that they are in fact melanoma cells. However, many scientists are still unaware of this “new” identity.


MDA-MB-435 cells Breast cancer Melanoma Misidentification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.InTextoResearchBaelen (Wallonia)Belgium

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