Curating cancer: NCI image gallery shows the beauty of microscopy

As dreaded as the big "C-word" can be, a recent project shows that photographs relating to various types of cancer can be strikingly beautiful.

The 2016 National Cancer Institute's Cancer Close Up project collected more 80 images of microscopy from cancer instititutes across the country. Many of them full of vibrant colors, they  appear to be something from a NASA telescope instead of wha'ts under a medical researcher's microscope.

“These images show the beauty of nature, as horrible as cancer is,” said Rick Manrow, who oversees the NCI program.

You can visit the gallery here. Click the link below to read the summary in the Washington Post: