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.

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

See also https://visualsonline.cancer.gov/closeup2016.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Lung Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
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.