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.

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

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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.