Cancer cell culture

Innovative cancer cell culture solutions for your next breakthrough


Coming soon: Gibco Human Plasma-like Medium

Gibco Human Plasma-like Media

Are you looking for a more physiologically relevant growth medium designed to resemble the natural cellular environment found in the body? Gibco Human Plasma-like Medium (HPLM) will soon be readily available for all cancer and disease researchers.

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Featured Cancer Cell Culture Products

Nunclon Sphera 3D Culture System

Nunclon Sphera 3D Culture System

With the super low cell attachment surface, Thermo Scientific Nunclon Sphera flasks, plates and dishes consistently promote 3D spheroids and organoids culture, aiding you in cancer spheroid formation. See the products

To help guide your 3D research, our R&D teams have developed suggested protocols for the generation of spheroids from the most commonly used cancer cell lines using Nunclon Sphera cell culture plastics and Gibco Media.  See the protocols

Gibco Heat Stable Recombinant Human bFGF

Gibco Heat Stable Recombinant Human bFGF

When performing wound healing assays, or scratch assays, to determine the migratory potential of cancer cells, it is important to have a growth factor that does not degrade in cell culture conditions.  Native basic fibroblast growth factor degrades rapidly at 37°C, adding undesired variability. Gibco Heat Stable bFGF is a superior solution to the problem by maintaining ≥ 80% bioactivity at 37°C for at least 72 hours. See the products

Cancer cytogenetics media

Gibco PB-MAX Karyotyping Medium

Gibco PB-MAX Karyotyping Medium is a fully supplemented medium developed for the short-term culture of peripheral blood lymphocytes for cytogenetic studies and in vitro diagnostic procedures.  See the product

Gibco MarrowMAX Bone Marrow Medium is a fully supplemented medium developed for the short-term culture of bone marrow and other hematopoietic cells for cytogenetic studies and in vitro diagnostic procedures. See the product


Cancer cell culture guide

A convenient list of recommended products designed for successful culturing of 2D, 3D, and co-culture cancer cell models.

Cancer Cell Culture Tools

Gibco Cancer Basics

Gibco Cancer Basics

Gibco cell culture is critical to your success. Gibco Cancer Basics is an introduction to cancer cell culture, covering topics such as the biology of cancer, cell line culture, and the culture of cancer spheroids and cancer organoids. Download our free cancer culture handbook featuring an overview of specific cancers and the ten hallmarks of cancer.

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Spheroid culture for cancer biology application note

In addition to traditional 2D cancer culture, scientists are investigating 3D models such as spheroid cultures as a more physiologically relevant model. This application note provides a background to cancer spheroid culture.

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Transfection solutions for cancer cells

Transfection protocols for the most-studied cancer cell lines and cancer types, designed to help you get the results you want the first time with minimal optimization. Find your cell line–specific protocol for breast, lung, prostate, or liver cancer. The new protocols provide you with a step-by-step guide to help ensure high transfection efficiency with low toxicity for your specific cancer cell line.

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Cancer webinars

Gibco Cell Culture Heroes spotlights PhD and postdoc researchers across the globe with the primary focus of telling the story of their research through global webinars. This program promotes education and creates a community amongst researchers who are driving tomorrow's breakthroughs using cell culture.

 Watch cancer research webinars

Gibco Cancer Basics

Gibco Cancer Basics

Gibco cell culture is critical to your success. Gibco Cancer Basics is an introduction to cancer cell culture, covering topics such as the biology of cancer, cell line culture, and the culture of cancer spheroids and cancer organoids. Download our free cancer culture handbook featuring an overview of specific cancers and the ten hallmarks of cancer.

Learn more

Spheroid culture for cancer biology application note

In addition to traditional 2D cancer culture, scientists are investigating 3D models such as spheroid cultures as a more physiologically relevant model. This application note provides a background to cancer spheroid culture.

View

Transfection solutions for cancer cells

Transfection protocols for the most-studied cancer cell lines and cancer types, designed to help you get the results you want the first time with minimal optimization. Find your cell line–specific protocol for breast, lung, prostate, or liver cancer. The new protocols provide you with a step-by-step guide to help ensure high transfection efficiency with low toxicity for your specific cancer cell line.

Learn more

female and male scientists

Cancer webinars

Gibco Cell Culture Heroes spotlights PhD and postdoc researchers across the globe with the primary focus of telling the story of their research through global webinars. This program promotes education and creates a community amongst researchers who are driving tomorrow's breakthroughs using cell culture.

 Watch cancer research webinars

Cancer research resources

Let nothing stand in the way of your next discovery.  We at Thermo Fisher Scientific propose a bold new path forward to empower your next discovery. Explore our cancer research resources.

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Cancer research foundation

Each quarter, we award scientists with our Cancer Research Foundation grants. The products included in these grants will help enable their pursuits to better understand and treat cancer. 

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When minimizing waste in your lab, every little bit helps. The 1 L Gibco bottle uses 38% less source material (32% less for the 0.5 L bottle) than comparable media bottles on the market today. This reduces the consumption of non-renewable resources helping shrink your footprint.

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Resources

Cell Culture & Transfection Learning Center
Access cell culture and transfection educational resources for better experiment planning and execution.

Media Formulation Tool
Find the right Gibco media formulation for DMEM, DMEM/F-12, MEM, and RPMI-1640 media.

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Support

Cell Culture & Transfection Support Center
Find technical support recommendations for your cell culture and transfection workflows, including tips for experimental setup and in-depth troubleshooting help.

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