Cancer Cells: Death (Step 2)

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Title: Cancer Cells: Death (Step 2)
Description: Step-two in a six-step sequence of the death of a cancer cell. A cancer cell has migrated through the holes of a matrix coated membrane from the top to the bottom, simulating natural migration of a invading cancer cell between, and sometimes through, the vascular endothelium. A buffy coat containing red blood cells, lymphocytes and macrophages is added to the bottom of the membrane. A group of macrophages identify the cancer cell as foreign matter and start to stick to the cancer cell, which still has its spikes (step 2). Photo magnification: x4,000. See also:
Topics/Categories: Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: B&W, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: Dr. Raowf Guirguis. National Cancer Institute
Creator: Susan Arnold (Photographer)
AV Number: AV-8810-3685-B
Date Created: October 1988
Date Added: January 1, 2001
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.