Why are cancer cells "immortal"?

8 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    HeLa cells are the classic case of immortal malignant cell clones.


    Most cancer cell clones die when their host patient dies of the disease.

    As with all cells, they need oxygen and nutrients supplied by circulating blood in the host,

    or they need support in a laboratory environment as with HeLa cells.

  • kindle
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Which Cells Are Considered Immortal

  • 9 years ago


    But the many laboratories & foundations with the stated goal of "curing cancer" may wish they where IMMORTAL.

    WHY has the system spawned bureaucracy(s) that have as a stated goal "curing cancer"

    with the certain knowledge that if there really was an effective CURE for cancer, these laboratories would have to find something else to do, or dismiss mass numbers of Doctors & Technicians.

    The Modern Bureaucracy has become a CANCER and it has as its top priority, staying alive.

  • June
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 9 years ago

    They are not. It appears that studies suggest that milkweed can cure skin cancer and Ohio State University is making headway on curing pancreatic cancer. type kill cancer cells in your search engine and many articles come up.

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  • Susag
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    cancer is effected on genetics not on particular part where it got infected..we can remove the cells that are formed..but the genes keep on producing them..so..their role is immortal..

    i don't think we found any medicine that can change our genetic system..is there anything?

  • hope
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    it depends...

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