The ability to measure cell size has been a valuable tool for researchers examining the effects of pharmacological agents on cancer cells. Many of the NCI-60 cancer cell lines have distinctly different morphological features and cell sizes.
Nexcelom has performed Cellometer image cytometry analysis on all NCI-60 cancer cell lines. Every cell sample was individually stained with Trypan blue, imaged and analyzed using Cellometer T4. Each sample was assessed for viability and cell size.
Download Excel Table: Cell size distribution for all 60 NCI cancer cell lines
The ability to accurately measure cell viability and cell size are two important components in determining the functionality of anticancer compounds. Cell death or reduced cell size in certain tumor cell lines could be an indicator of compound efficacy.