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me·tas·ta·sis

 (mĭ-tăs′tə-sĭs)
n. pl. me·tas·ta·ses (-sēz′) Medicine
1. Transmission of pathogenic microorganisms or cancerous cells from an original site to one or more sites elsewhere in the body, usually by way of the blood vessels or lymphatics.
2. A secondary cancerous growth formed by transmission of cancerous cells from a primary growth located elsewhere in the body.

[Greek, from methistanai, to change : meta-, meta- + histanai, to cause to stand, place; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

met′a·stat′ic (mĕt′ə-stăt′ĭk) adj.
met′a·stat′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.metastatic - relating to or affected by metastasis; "metastatic growth"
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metastatic

adj metastásico
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The company's development strategy is based on identifying patients at risk from aggressive cancer and targeting the underlying mechanisms that drive the metastatic cascade.
Its product development strategy is based on identifying patients most at risk for cancer metastasis and targeting the underlying mechanisms that drive the metastatic cascade.
Tumor heterogeneity results from genetic and epigenetic alterations that enhance the plasticity and fitness of cancer cells in the face of hurdles like the metastatic cascade and anti-cancer therapies.
This novel understanding of the energetic requirements of cancer cells in the metastatic cascade informs on new approaches to target them specifically," says Valerie LeBleu, PhD, assistant professor of cancer biology at MD Anderson and lead author of the paper, published September 21, 2014 in Nature Cell Biology.

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