metastasis metastasis  /mə ˈtæ stə sɪs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the spreading of a disease (especially cancer) to another part of the body

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Its chief aspect is the metastasis of spectacle over substance.
  2. Thus the lethal process of metastasis may be viewed as a breakdown in stickiness.
  3. If it turns out to be involved in metastasis in other cancers, then this discovery will be huge.

News

  1. Master regulator in cancer metastasis discovered

    In the process of metastasis, the movement of cancer cells to different parts of the body, a specific master regulator gene plays a central role: a transcription factor named Sox4 activates a sequence of genes and triggers the formidable process. Inhibition of Sox4 and subsequent processes may prevent metastasis in cancer patients.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Uni Basel researchers discover master regulator in cancer metastasis

    ( University of Basel ) In the process of metastasis, the movement of cancer cells to different parts of the body, a specific master regulator gene plays a central role: a transcription factor named Sox4 activates a sequence of genes and triggers the formidable process. This finding is reported by researchers from the University of Basel and from the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Cancer Cell ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Biomarker identification may lead to new noninvasive test for colorectal cancer detection

    ( Elsevier Health Sciences ) The average five-year survival for colorectal cancer is less than 10 percent if metastasis occurs, but can reach 90 percent if detected early. A new non-invasive test has been developed that measures methylation of the SDC2 gene in tissues and blood sera. This test detected 87 percent of all stages of colorectal cancer cases (sensitivity) without significant ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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