ART FOR SCIENCE'S SAKE
Date: March 26, 2017
Materials: Acrylic and Ink on Wood
Size: 12” x 12”
This painting is based on a microscopic image taken with two-photon microscopy of tumor cell metastasis. Metastasis is the spread of cancer cells to new areas of the body through the blood or lymph system to ultimately form new tumors in other organs and tissues. Metastasis is characteristic of late stage cancers. There are very few or no curative treatments for cancer at this stage. Understanding how and why certain tumor cells metastasize is the first step to being able to stop the spread of cancer to other areas of the body and treat the secondary tumors that result from metastasis.