Vascular Invasion by Cancer Cells
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|Vascular Invasion by Cancer Cells
Zebrafish are a useful animal model in which to study the characteristics and behavior of human cancer cells. This image shows cells that were derived from a patient with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the salivary gland and placed in zebrafish embryos. The cells are invading the animal's vascular system, a hallmark of metastasis. Yellow arrow indicates the site of red-labeled tumor cells; zebrafish vasculature is labeled with green fluorescent protein.
This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project.
|Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
|Color, Photo (JPEG format)
|National Cancer Institute \ Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
|April 11, 2016
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