Published in Clinical Oncology Week, November 22nd, 2004
Metastasis is a major problem with cancer because it allows tumor cells to spread to other parts of the body. While solid tumors can be removed surgically or treated with chemotherapy or radiation, metastatic cells that have already entered the circulation are capable of opening a passageway through blood vessels in order to spread to various organs throughout the body.
Once tumor cells leave their primary tumor, they enter the blood stream and ultimately must find an exit strategy in order to set up new...
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