Cancer Cells: Death (Step 3)

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Title: Cancer Cells: Death (Step 3)
Description: Step-three of 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. Macrophages begin to fuse with, and inject its toxins into, the cancer cell. The cell starts rounding up and loses its spikes (step 3). Photo magnification: x8,000.
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Topics/Categories: Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: B&W, Photo
Source: Dr. Raowf Guirguis. National Cancer Institute
Creator: Susan Arnold (Photographer)
AV Number: AV-8810-3685-C
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.