Progress in the Study of inVitro Neoplastic Transformation

  • Paul O. P. Ts’o
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 52)


Since the pioneering work of Berwald and Sachs1,2 in 1963–1965, much effort has been made to develop adequate and useful mammalian cell systems for the study of the basic mechanisms of neoplastic transformation in chemical carcinogenesis. This constitutes a major aspect of this chapter. More recently, advances have been made to characterize neoplastic transformation at the molecular level; i.e. the study on neoplastic transformation has advanced from the animal model to the cell system, and then to the molecular description. While this approach is still in its infancy, some promising results have begun to appear. The description of this future trend will be included at the end of this chapter.


Somatic Mutation Neoplastic Transformation Syrian Hamster Recessive Mutation Morphological Transformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul O. P. Ts’o
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  1. 1.Division of Biophysics, School of Hygiene and Public HealthThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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