Circulating Breast Cancer Cells

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Title: Circulating Breast Cancer Cells
Description: This cluster of circulating tumor cells (CTCs, shown in red) originated from the blood of a breast cancer patient. CTCs are an important focus of cancer research because they provide a key target for new treatments.

This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project.

This image is part of the NCI Cancer Close Up 2016 collection.

See also visualsonline.cancer.gov/closeup2016.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Breast Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute \ USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Creator: Min Yu (Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC)
Date Created: 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.