Metastatic Breast Cancer Bursts a Blood Vessel

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Submitted by Zuzana Keckesova in the Weinberg Laboratory at the Whitehead Institute

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Zuzana Keckesova
Weinberg Laboratory
Whitehead Institute
Light Microscopy

"My project is aimed at investigating the process of cancer metastasis. This image shows a difficult-to-capture view of metastatic breast cancer cells growing inside the blood vessels of lung tissue, bursting the blood vessel and 'spilling' into lung parenchyma tissue eventually leading to fatal macro-metastasis. The place of “spill” is shown by black arrow."