Metastatic Tumours

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Dear banker, please don't call me  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Economic TimesI gasped involuntarily at the word ‚Äúbankers,‚Ä? a reaction I once would have reserved for such threats as flesh-eating zombies, metastatic tumours or a ...

Jennerex brings in Chinese partner for cancer drug  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Ottawa Business Journal...and aims to destroy both injected and non-injected metastatic tumours - those that have spread from one organ to another - as well as to stimulate the ...

Body secretes protein that destroys cancer, finds Indian doc  -  ‎Jul 24, 2009‎
Times of IndiaNot only primary tumours, but also metastatic tumours that have spread to other tissues should be killed by the Par-4 protein,'' Dr Rangnekar,

Painless cancer treatment through CyberKnife  -  ‎Jul 19, 2009‎
Sakaal TimesTumours in the spine, particularly metastatic tumours are challenging to operate upon because of the proximity to the spinal cord. The CyberKnife System can

Pancreatic Lesions Amenable to Image-Guided Biopsies: Presented at ...  -  Dec 5, 2008
DG NewsOverall, 80.6% of the lesions turned out to be malignant, including 82 primary cancers, 4 recurrences, and 14 metastatic tumours; 85 of the tumours were

Oestrogen pills can benefit women with metastatic breast cancer  -  Dec 12, 2008
Science Centric,Furthermore, oestrogen seems able to return metastatic tumours to a vulnerable state in which they again can be affected by aromatase inhibitors.

Modular endoprosthetic replacement for metastatic tumours of the ...  -  Nov 4, 2008
7thSpace Interactive (press release),...functional outcomes following modular tumour prosthesis reconstruction of the proximal femur in 100 consecutive patients with metastatic tumours and to

Study Says Certain Tumors may Trigger Growth of Other Cancer Cells  -  Jun 14, 2008
MedIndia,...instigator tumour speed up development of the responder, which then generated up to nine times as many metastatic tumours as when the instigator was absent.

Cells in blood may help cancers spread  -  Jul 2, 2008
AsiaOne,These genetically altered mice, which also had the skin cancer melanoma, tended to get fewer metastatic tumours than normal mice with melanoma.

Brain Tumour Foundation Spring Sprint Fundraising Event  -  May 7, 2008
KW Now!,This number rises to approximately 32 per 100000 when metastatic tumours (cancer originating in other areas of the body that has spread to the brain) are

Turning cancer against itself  -  Apr 25, 2008
TheChronicleHerald.ca,There’sa theory that when the signals inhibiting blood-supply growth for metastatic tumours end, there’sa separate new signal that tells them to wake up.

Pro-neural transcription factors as cancer markers  -  May 19, 2008
7thSpace Interactive (press release),We have sought to identify proteins with a role in this process that are likely to be effective biomarkers for aggressive/metastatic tumours.

New European Guidelines on bladder cancer in 2008  -  Apr 28, 2008
Newsdesk (pressmeddelande),...on both TaT1 (papillary) tumours and muscle invasive and metastatic tumours in conjunction with their annual urology congress in Milan 26-29 March.

Video a clue to how cancer spreads  -  Mar 24, 2008
London Free Press,Cancer cells from metastatic tumours implanted into them readily migrate through the blood vessels to form new tumour colonies in less than a week.

Gene discovery raises hopes of new treatment for breast cancer  -  Mar 12, 2008
Independent,...published in Nature, said the discovery of SATB1's role gave new understanding of how a solid cancerous tumour can splinter into metastatic tumours.

Viruses set to 'kill' cancer  -  Mar 19, 2008
Irish Medical Times,Another virus is designed to switch off or kill the new blood supply which metastatic tumours subtend to themselves. Dr Giles is also the Director of the

'instruction manual' that tells cancers how to hide from immune ...  -  Nov 8, 2007
Science Daily (press release)...researchers at the university of british columbia. prof. wilfred jefferies and his team found that metastatic tumours (cancers that spread from primary

Tiny RNAs, big problems  -  Sep 26, 2007
Nature.com (subscription),It could be that metastatic tumours hijack the existing cellular pathway designed to turn a blob of cells into a full human, and use this to efficiently

Have brain surgery and be home for tea  -  Oct 1, 2007
This is London,Patients with brain tumours are to be offered fast-track day surgery for the first time. The procedure, during which the patient remains awake,

Cancer stem cell subpopulation drives pancreatic cancer metastasis  -  Sep 18, 2007
Cancer Research UK - News & Resources,By implanting these cells in mice, they were able to induce metastatic tumours, indicating that the cells were indeed cancer stem cells.

Past trauma, stressful events quickens breast cancer recurrence  -  Sep 27, 2007
NewKerala.com,...says that women who face physical or sexual abuse or life-threatening situations see metastatic tumours return after about 2.5 years, as compared to



Background information on Metastatic Tumours [When available]

Metastasis (Greek: change of the state) is the spread of cancer from its primary site to other places in the body. Localized spread to lymph nodes is not normally counted as metastasis, although this is a sign of poor prognosis.

Cancer cells can break away from a primary tumor, penetrate into lymphatic and blood vessels, circulate through the bloodstream, and grow in a distant focus (metastasize) in normal tissues elsewhere in the body.

Tumors are classified as either benign or malignant. Malignant tumors can spread by invasion and metastasis while benign tumors cannot (and only grow locally). By definition, the term "cancer" applies only to malignant tumors. Still, some tumors with benign histology can behave as malignant tumors, for example in brain tumors, where treatment has to be as aggressive as with malignant disease.

Patients diagnosed with cancer want to know whether their disease is local or has spread to other locations. It is the ability to spread to other tissues and organs that makes cancer a potentially life-threatening disease, so there is great interest in understanding what makes metastasis possible for a cancerous tumor.

Metastatic tumors are very common in late stage of the disease. The spread of metastases may occur via the blood or the lymphatics. Usually sarcomas spread by the hematogenous route, while carcinomas spread by the lymphatic route. The most common places for the metastases to occur are the adrenals, liver, brain and the bones. There is also a propensity for certain tumors to seed in particular organs. For example, prostate cancer usually metastasizes to the bones. Similarly, colon cancer has a tendency to metastasize to the liver. Stomach cancer often metastasizes to the ovary in women, where it forms the Krukenberg tumor.

When cancer cells spread to form a new tumor, it is called a secondary, or metastatic tumor, and its cells are like those in the original tumor. This means, for example, that if breast cancer spreads (metastasizes) to the lung, the secondary tumor is made up of abnormal breast cells (not abnormal lung cells). The disease in the lung is metastatic breast cancer (not lung cancer).

Cancer cells may spread to lymph nodes (regional lymph nodes) near the primary tumor. This is called nodal involvement, positive nodes, or regional disease. Cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body, distant from the primary tumor. Doctors use the term metastatic disease or distant disease to describe cancer that spreads to other organs or to lymph nodes other than those near the primary tumor.

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