Metastasis metastasis /me·tas·ta·sis/ (me-tas´tah-sis) pl. metas´tases
1. transfer of disease from one organ or part of the body to another not directly connected with it, due either to transfer of pathogenic microorganisms or to .
Ed. by Lalage Wakefield and Kent Hunter.
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Breast disease; v.26
In introducing the book edition of an issue of the journal Breast Disease, v.26 (2006/2007, ISSN ISSN
International Standard Serial Number 0888-6008) devoted to metastasis, Wakefield and Hunter (National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland) note that 90 percent of all cancer deaths are due to the spreading of the primary tumor primary tumor A neoplasm which, in clinical parlance, is regarded as malignant, arising in one site and capable of giving rise to metastatic or secondary tumors. See Metastasis. Cf Tumor of unknown origin. to distant organs. Recurrence with metastasis is especially unpredictable in breast cancer. Their overview of these statistics and challenges frames 13 chapters treating myths needing to be overturned in redefining metastasis and cancer staging Cancer staging
Determining the course and spread of cancer.
Mentioned in: Laparoscopy , new insights into/models of its pathogenesis as a disease of disordered cell interactions and tissue architecture, factors that prime this progression, and the implications of this biology and cancer stem cells for treatment. The volume includes several color illustrations.
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