metastasize


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spread throughout the body

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Differences became apparent, instead, between the activity of genes in tumors that went on to metastasize and genes in tumors that did not spread.
It is a preactivated derivative of cyclophosphamide, which is a chemotherapeutic drug widely used to treat the type of tumors that frequently metastasize to the central nervous system.
The ability of a tumor to metastasize rapidly is often the single most important factor in determining its lethality.
When germ cell tumors do metastasize to the cervical lymph nodes, such deposition may occur through either lymphatic or hematogenous channels.
A significant risk of malignant tumors is that cancer cells can spread, or metastasize.
Prechtl has been able to distinguish tumors that have high uPA and PAI-1 concentrations from tumors low in these proteins, which are "crucial for the ability of tumor cells to metastasize," Arteaga says.
Politicians ignore the little problems and let them metastasize - then panic when they're too big to handle.
They added a working heparanase gene to tumor cells that rarely metastasize and injected them into rodents.
Histologically, malignant lesions have been reported to metastasize in as many as 50% of cases.
Yet for an unlucky few men, this cancer can metastasize and kill.
Renal cell carcinoma is the third most common neoplasm reported to metastasize to the head and neck region; only breast and lung carcinomas do so more often.
Though most prostate cancers do not metastasize, seeding new tumors throughout the body, those that do become incurable.
This case represents a rare but important histologic diagnosis that head and neck surgeons should add to our catalog of uncommon lesions that can metastasize to the head and neck.