Heterogeneity in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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Title: Heterogeneity in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Description: Across different cancer types, and even within the same tumor, cancer cells exhibit a wide variety of molecular structures and characteristics. This so-called heterogeneity poses difficult challenges to researchers trying to find better ways of managing the disease. This sample of clinical triple-negative breast cancer is stained for bone morphogenetic protein-11 (red); the Golgi marker GM130 (green); glycosylated proteins (white); and nuclei (blue), illustrating profound molecular heterogeneity. Widefield fluorescence microscopy was used to obtain the image.

This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 Cancer Close Up project.

See also visualsonline.cancer.gov/closeup2016.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Breast Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Univ. of Virginia Cancer Center
Creator: Kevin Janes
Date Created: 2015
Date Added: April 11, 2016
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.