Anti-Tumor Immune Response

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Title: Anti-Tumor Immune Response
Description: Using a novel imaging technique called transparent tumor tomography that three-dimensionally visualizes the tumor microenvironment at a single cell resolution, researchers obtained this image from a mouse model for HER2-positive breast cancer. Shown are cytotoxic T cells (CD3 in yellow; CD8 in red; , CD31 in blue) attacking the tumor after treatment with radiation and a PD-L1 immune checkpoint blockade therapy. New knowledge about the mechanism of inducing anti-tumor immune responses may lead to better 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
Treatment -- Immunotherapy
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Univ. of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Creator: Steve Seung-Young Lee
Date Created: January 2016
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.