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(Science: oncology) To spread to another part of the body, usually through the blood vessels, lymph channels or spinal fluid.

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tumor metastasis

Can a malignant lung tumor metastasize to the colon and not keep the Lung Cancer characteristics but show up as primary for the colon?

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by jabeje01
Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: tumor metastasis
Replies: 1
Views: 5634

Re: Cancer

... has luck..cytoskeleton structure can be defective(for example because of loss of some cross linking protein) so that cancer cells can't crawl and metastasize.Sometimes cells have defective proteases on surface that clear their path during migration through ECM so they stay trapped. Whereever you ...

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by zami'87.
Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 4918

Please Help

... a cellular homologue of a viral oncogene 2.How do tumor retrovirus promote cancer? they cause the cells to detach from the basement membrane and metastasize they carry an oncogene that promotes cancer they cause cells to stop dividing and go into senescence they infect cells and the infection ...

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by kpax
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 2
Views: 7735

Test Questions - Please Help :):)

... cancer a) it is generally more prevelant in males than females b) inaccounts for one-third of all cancer deaths in the US c) lung cancer often metastasize rapidly and widely d) most types of lung cancer are very aggressive e) its incidence is currently increasing ____ 10.) Which one of the ...

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by webCHO
Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Test Questions - Please Help :):)
Replies: 14
Views: 18099

brain tumour

That's not right. Brain tumors DO metastasize. But the fact is that the person usually dies before metastasis. Plus, some benign tumors in brain, such as meningioma (hope I remember its english name right), can metastasize too. This is what ...

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by Poison
Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: brain tumour
Replies: 15
Views: 8428
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