Metastatic Breast Cancer Bursts a Blood Vessel


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


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."