Skin Cancer Cells from a Mouse

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Title: Skin Cancer Cells from a Mouse
Description: These skin cancer cells come from a mouse, an animal commonly used to study human diseases (including many types of cancer) and to test the effectiveness of drugs. The two cells shown here are connected by actin (green), a protein in the cellular skeleton. Although actin is required by many cells for normal movement, it also enables cancer cells to spread to other parts of the body.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Skin Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: Oregon Health and Science University, Knight Cancer Institute
Creator: Catherine and James Galbraith
Date Created: 2014
Date Added: December 30, 2014
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.