The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and one of the top cancer treatment and research centers in the country. As part of the University of Maryland Medical Center, we offer innovative approaches to diagnosing and treating all types of cancer; conduct cutting-edge research to bring the latest advances in cancer treatment directly to our patients; and provide cancer screening and patient education services.
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Dr. Stuart Martin's discovery of microtentacles on circulating tumor cells may help scientists develop ways to prevent metastasis. Here, two breast cancer cells attach to each other. The cell on the left expresses a green fluorescent protein (GFP) that makes it possible to see how its microtentacles encircle the red adjacent cell.