Lung Cancer Autophagy

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Title: Lung Cancer Autophagy
Description: Autophagy represents a cell's response to chemotherapy and radiation that may be one component of resistance to therapy. H460 non-small cell lung cancer cells were exposed to the antitumor drug, etoposide. The image shows the H460 cells (in green) containing acidic autophagic vauoles (orange) that are extranuclear. The small bright green bodies are likely to be micronuclei.

This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project and selected for exhibit.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Lung Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
Creator: David A. Gewirtz and Tareq Saleh
Date Created: January 2016
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.