Zebrafish Model of Melanoma Tumor Invasion

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Title: Zebrafish Model of Melanoma Tumor Invasion
Description: Zebrafish are an excellent animal model to study human cancer because they share many genes in common with humans and are transparent, allowing us to track the behavior of tumors cells as they move throughout the animal. This image shows melanoma cells that were placed into a defined space in the embryonic brain to allow tumor cell invasion to the skin to be analyzed directly. Control tumors (red) are mixed with experimental tumors (green) that express genes that promote tumor invasion.

This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Melanoma
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Huntsman Cancer Institute at the Univ. of Utah
Creator: Laura Jimenez, Rodney Stewart
Date Created: November 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.