Vascular Invasion by Cancer Cells
Add to My Pictures
|Title:||Vascular Invasion by Cancer Cells|
Zebrafish are a useful animal model in which to study the characteristics and behavior of human cancer cells. This image shows cells that were derived from a patient with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the salivary gland and placed in zebrafish embryos. The cells are invading the animal's vascular system, a hallmark of metastasis. Yellow arrow indicates the site of red-labeled tumor cells; zebrafish vasculature is labeled with green fluorescent protein.
This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project.
|Topics/Categories:||Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue|
|Type:||Color, Photo (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute \ Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|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.|