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metastasis

A cancer that has spread from another part of the body. Also known as secondary cancer….

secondary cancer

Cancer that has spread from the original site to another part of the body. Also called a metastasis….

What is cancer?

…tumour at a new site, it is called a secondary cancer or metastasis. A metastasis keeps the same name as the original cancer. For example, bowel cancer that has spread to the liver is called metastatic bowel cancer, even though…

News: CCQ helps to fund breast cancer breakthrough

…demonstrated that they control cell growth and metastasis, which is responsible for most cancer deaths and occurs when cancer spreads beyond the original site. Their next step is to test experimental drugs in animal models, with human trials still some…

News: Brain Tumour Support Service Newsletter

…disability or cosmetic concern. Occasionally the brain and spinal cord may be directly affected by tumours of the head and neck region or of other abdominal organs spreading to the brain and spinal cord either by metastasis or by direct…

Lung Cancer

…more dangerous ones, spread to other parts of the body either through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system. Metastasis refers to cancer spreading beyond its site of origin to other parts of the body. When cancer spreads it is much…

News: Researchers Find New Breast Cancer Treatment Target

…cancer patients and discovered that those with low levels of the enzyme PRMT2 had a better chance of surviving without their cancer metastasising,” Professor Muscat said. “This enzyme has the ability to affect hundreds of genes so we also examined…

Brain tumour

…brain. Sometimes cancer starts in another part of the body and then travels through the bloodstream to the brain. This is known as secondary cancer or metastasis. On this page you will find information on: Types of brain tumours

News: Researchers target protein that helps spread lung cancer, leukaemia and melanoma

…Associate Professor Blanchard. Galectin-3’s ability to promote tumour survival and metastasis — the process by which cancer cells detach from primary tumours, reattach elsewhere and establish further tumours — makes it a significant drug target to fight cancer. Researchers at…

News: Research prompts hope for HPV-related cancers

…$194,000 over two years. The organisation will also fund the work of Griffith University’s Associate Professor Helen Blanchard, targeting protein galectin-3, a protein that promotes tumour survival and metastasis in cancer patients. The research grants are part of Cancer Council…