How Cancer Starts

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Title: How Cancer Starts
Description: This image shows a human epithelial cell (DNA in blue) with increased numbers of centrosomes (green) amid a sea of normal cells in interphase. Centrosome amplification can lead to chromosomal instability and an abnormal number of chromosomes. These features are hallmarks of cancer and therefore potential targets for new therapies.

This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project and selected for exhibit.
Topics/Categories: Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Univ. of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
Creator: Ryan A. Denu
Date Created: February 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.