Tumor Vascular Network

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Title: Tumor Vascular Network
Description: The microenvironment that surrounds a tumor plays a crucial role in helping cancer to grow and evade destruction. This image of the vascular network in a mouse model for HER2-positive breast cancer uses a novel imaging technique called transparent tumor tomography that three-dimensionally visualizes the tumor microenvironment at a single cell resolution. Smooth muscle cells (red), endothelial cells (cyan), and fibroblast (green) in a whole xenografted TUBO (BALB-neuT clone) tumor.

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 -- Breast Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Univ. of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Creator: Steve Seung-Young Lee
Date Created: July 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.