Irregular Cell Division in Mouse Model of Breast Cancer

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Title: Irregular Cell Division in Mouse Model of Breast Cancer
Description: Abnormal cell division due to amplification of centrosomes, structures responsible for symmetric cell division in a mouse model of human breast cancer. Amplification of centrosomes results in genomic instability, a hallmark of cancer.

This image was originally submitted as part of the 2015 NCI Cancer Close Up project.

This image is part of the NCI Cancer Close Up 2015 collection.

See also visualsonline.cancer.gov/closeup.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Breast Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: NCI Center for Cancer Research
Creator: Thomas Ried
Date Created: 2014
Date Added: April 9, 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.