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Fibrosarcoma Cells (FSC)

Fibroblastic sarcoma cells

Fibrosarcoma (fibroblastic sarcoma) is a malignant mesenchymal tumour derived from fibrous connective tissue and characterized by the presence of immature proliferating fibroblasts or undifferentiated anaplastic spindle cells in a storiform pattern. It is usually found in males aged 30 to 40. It originates in fibrous tissues of the bone and invades long or flat bones such as femur, tibia, and mandible. It also involves periosteum and overlying muscle. HT-1080 is a fibrosarcoma cell line which has been used extensively in biomedical research. The cell line was created from tissue taken in a biopsy of a fibrosarcoma present in a 35-year-old human male.