metastatic tumor metastatic tumor

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  • (n) a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body

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    Metastatic cells move through tight spaces more quickly than ordinary cells Most cancer deaths are caused by metastatic tumors, which break free from the original cancer site and spread throughout the body. Many of the genetic changes that allow cells to become metastatic have been studied extensively, but it has been more difficult to study the physical changes that contribute to this process.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Technology Review

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