Cancer Animations




Cancer Animations (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

From the 2003 Holiday Lectures — Learning From Patients: The Science of Medicine

Angiogenesis (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

A cancer tumor forms in a bed of healthy cells. The animation goes on to show how the tumor recruits blood vessels and how metastasis occurs.


Gleevec (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

Gleevec is a drug designed to interfere with the stimulation of growth in leukemia cells. This 3D animation shows how this is achieved.


Mismatch Repair (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

This animation illustrates how mistakes made during DNA replication are repaired.


p53 (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

A 3D animation showing the molecule p53 binds to DNA and initiates the transcription of mRNA.


Using p53 to Fight Cancer (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

This animation demonstrates how cancerous cells could be destroyed using a modified virus.


VEGF (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

This animation shows how a growing tumor can recruit nearby blood vessels in order to gain a supply of blood.


How Cancer Grows
All cancers begin with a genetic mutation within a body cell and advance when the cell's descendants mutate further. This feature follows the progression of a malignant tumor, beginning with the first mutation within a cell and ending with metastasis, the colonization of related tumors throughout the body. It focuses on the most common type of cancer, a carcinoma, which can originate in a particular type of tissue found in the skin, breast, prostate, and other organs.

GM-CSF/Tumor Vaccine Strategy

Summer 2003 The Biology of Cancer Teacher Animations (HHMI)

Flash creations from Summer 2003 Outreach High School Teacher Participants Storyboards.

Cancer and Cell Cycle

1-Cancer and Chemical Poisons, 2-Cancer and Your Family History, 3-Cancer and Radiation Exposure, 4-Cancer and UV Light.

Cancer as a Multistep Process - Simulator

The Hit Simulator allows you to observe how mutation rate and the number of mutations (hits) required for the development of cancer affect the incidence of cancer in a population.

Cancer Warrior

This hour-long program is divided into eight chapters. The Experimental Drug, Starving Cancer, Angiogenesis in Action, Preventing Angiogenesis, New Use for an Old Drug, How Cancer Spreads, Finding New Inhibitors, Clinical Trials

Cancer Caught on Video

As chronicled in the NOVA program "Cancer Warrior," one of Dr. Judah Folkman's most significant findings in a career rife with discoveries was that cancerous tumors appear to trigger the growth of new blood vessels, which the tumors need to thrive. Here we present a series of remarkable microscope views of various stages in cancer growth and angiogenesis, or growth of new blood vessels. Shot during experiments with laboratory chicken embryos and mice, the clips follow a natural progression of cancer spread, from early events up to the point when a tumor requires angiogenesis to keep growing. The images, some color and some black-and-white, were shot by Dr. Ann Chambers and her colleagues at the University of Western Ontario using a microscope outfitted with a video camera. In many of the clips, you'll notice the camera focus changing. Dr. Chambers wrote the captions that accompany each clip.

ATR's Function in the Cell Cycle of Normal Cells and Cancer MIT Education


Documentary on Cancer Biology

The CancerQuest Documentary is an 11min video-animation that describes the biological processes that are involved with cancer.

Tumor Biology Animation/Video Series

The CancerQuest Video Series includes animations describing the biological processes that are involved with cancer. This interface takes a serial approach for adequately describing all the complicated cancer biology. Step through each selectable topic on the left side of the interface and watch the associated animation/video.

p53 - The Guardian of The Genome

The most famous molecule in cancer research

Cancer Animations