metastatic tumor


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Noun1.metastatic tumor - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the bodymetastatic tumor - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
carcinosarcoma - a malignant neoplasm composed of carcinoma and sarcoma extensively intermixed
malignance, malignancy - (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death
cancer, malignant neoplastic disease - any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
angiosarcoma - a rare malignant neoplasm arising from vascular tissue; usually occurs in the breast and skin and is believed to originate from the endothelial cells of blood vessels
myeloma - a tumor of the bone marrow (usually malignant) composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
neuroblastoma - malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly
neuroepithelioma - malignant tumor of the neuroepithelium
retinoblastoma - malignant ocular tumor of retinal cells; usually occurs before the third year of life; composed of primitive small round retinal cells
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Fresh metastatic tumor biopsies or archived surgical tumor biopsies, when available, were obtained and analyzed along with the circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in patients' blood for various genetic, proteomic, and morphological markers, including for the loss of the tumor suppressor PTEN gene.
The metastatic tumor and the original cutaneous melanoma of the back had similar morphologic features.
Even though management of metastatic tumor to bowel is only palliative, considerable relief can be obtained by resection of obstructed bowel and therefore, in the absence of overwhelming systemic disease, surgical intervention is still an option.
FFPE cell block samples prepared from these fluid specimens are routinely obtained in the diagnostic workup of cases with a metastatic tumor and are often used to provide a diagnosis of malignancy and to identify the primary tumor site.
Administered clinically by simple intravenous infusion, the Epeius tumor-targeted gene delivery system enables Rexin-G to seek out and accumulate selectively in cancerous tissues and remote metastatic tumor nodules that have spread throughout the body.
Metastatic tumor to the tongue: report of twelve cases.
2005) inferred that tungsten somehow played a role in the Fallon leukemias while presenting data suggesting that implanted tungsten alloy caused metastatic tumor formation, readers may confuse the issues and assume that somehow the two effects (rhabdomyosarcoma and childhood leukemia) are related.
The major determinant of morbidity and mortality due to cancer is related to the failure to effectively eliminate or control the established metastatic tumor colonies.
Scientists using a three-dimensional cell culture system have identified a mechanism by which dormant, metastatic tumor cells can begin growing again after long periods of inactivity.
1) In this letter, we describe a patient with breast cancer who had metastatic tumor in the gasserian ganglion.
The metastatic tumor location and the patient's age and sex suggested the following as the most probable diagnoses in our patient population: metastatic prostatic, pulmonary, or pancreatic carcinoma.
It is the only product in clinical development that combines an oncolytic effect while inducing tumor cells to secrete GM-CSF, a powerful immune stimulator, potentially enhancing the destruction of metastatic tumor deposits.