Hurricane in a Cell

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Title: Hurricane in a Cell
Description: This image shows a polyploid giant cancer cell (PGCC) from triple-negative breast cancer. PGCCs, a subtype of cancer cell, appear in a variety of solid tumors and appear to help the tumor invade surrounding tissues and migrate to other areas of the body (metastasis). Researchers would like to better understand how PGCCs form and function with the goal of improving treatments. Actin is red; mitochondria are green; nuclear DNA is blue.

This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project and selected for exhibit.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Breast Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Univ. of Pittsburg Cancer Institute
Creator: Wei Qian
AV Number: CMS ID: 1055686
Date Created: May 15, 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.