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Cancer Diagnosis Program Cancer Imaging Program Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program Developmental Therapeutics Program Radiation Research Program Translational Research Program Biometric Research Branch Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Last Updated: 12/24/2014


DCTD Tumor/Cell Line Repository

The Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), National Cancer Institute, has maintained since the early 1960s a low temperature repository of transplantable in vivo-derived tumors and in vitro-established tumor cell lines from various species. Located at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland, the DCTD Tumor Repository serves as a resource for viable, contaminant-free experimental tumor lines, many of which are not obtainable elsewhere. The Repository makes these materials available to qualified investigators as a service to the research community.