Introduction.- Interactions of Normal Tissues and Systems with Metastatic Cells: Impact on Location, Survival and Growth.- Introduction to Metastasis Suppressor Genes.- Metastasis suppressor genes.- Metastatic Dormancy & Metastatic Suppressor Genes.- Clinical Implications.- Growth Factor Systems and Cell Cycle Regulation.- Angiogenesis.- Inflammatory mediators in Tumorigenesis and Metastasis.- Role of stroma in disease progression.- Local spread.- Lymphatic - GI tract and Breast Cancer.- Hematogenous - Uveal Melanoma.- Other methods.- Haematogenous Models of Metastases.- Spontaneous, Induced, and Transgenic Models of Metastasis.- Orthotopic and Ectopic Models of Metastasis.- Animal Model Imaging Techniques.- Diagnosis of Metastasis.- Cancer Staging.- Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry in Tumor metastasis.- Genomics and Proteomics.- The role of chemotherapy for metastatic disease.- Integrating chemotherapy to surgery: Novel approaches in regionally aggressive cancer metastasis.- Palliative radiation therapy.- Role of Surgery in the Diagnosis and Management of Metastatic Cancer.- Prerequisite genetic traits for metastasis.- Metastasis Initiation.- Index.
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Discusses basic and clinical aspects as well as translational aspects of metastatic research
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Provides a clear and extensive review of experimental implications of metastatic disease