Tumor Diffusion of Nanoparticles

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Title: Tumor Diffusion of Nanoparticles
Description: Many anti-cancer drugs are “hydrophobic,” meaning they resist dissolving in the watery environment of the body. Micelles have a shell-like core that can carry and protect such drugs as they move through the body toward their targets. This image shows micelle-based nanoparticles (red) that have moved beyond the blood vessels (green) of a tumor in a mouse model of ovarian cancer. The nanoparticles diffused throughout the entire tumor within 48 hours of injection, suggesting excellent tumor-penetration capability.

This image is part of the following collections:
Nanotechnology Image Library
NCI Cancer Close Up 2017
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Ovarian Cancer
Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute \ University of California, Davis
Creator: Yuanpei Li
Date Created: January 2014
Date Added: March 20, 2017
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.