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.
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.