Vascular Invasion by Cancer Cells

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Title: Vascular Invasion by Cancer Cells
Description: 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.

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

See also https://visualsonline.cancer.gov/closeup2016.
Topics/Categories: Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Creator: Seema Agarwal
Date Created: 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.