Lung Cancer Desmoplasia

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Title: Lung Cancer Desmoplasia
Description: As shown here, lung cancer is associated with a vast stromal desmoplastic reaction (the "neighborhood") in which the connective tissue, associated with the tumor, thickens similarly to scars. Cancer is in red; cell nuclei in cyan; stroma/desmoplasia in green; and an active stroma-specific marker in purple.

This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Lung Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Fox Chase Cancer Center
Creator: Neelima Shah, Edna Cukierman
AV Number: CMS ID: 1088514
Date Created: Unknown
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.