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A human mesothelioma spheroid formed ex vivo in three-dimensional tissue culture and visualized by scanning electron microscopy. Cancer cell spheroids allow study of the tumor microenvironment and how it affects the ability of drugs to penetrate and kill tumor cells.
This image was originally submitted as part of the 2015 NCI Cancer Close Up project and selected for exhibit.
This image is part of the NCI Cancer Close Up 2015 collection.
See also visualsonline.cancer.gov/closeup.
|Topics/Categories:||Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue|
|Type:||B&W, Photo (JPEG format)|
|Source:||NCI Center for Cancer Research|
|Creator:||Mitchell Ho, Kunio Nagashima|
|Date Added:||April 8, 2015|
|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.|