Radiation enhancement of metastasis: a review

  title={Radiation enhancement of metastasis: a review},
  author={Cl. von Essen},
  journal={Clinical & Experimental Metastasis},
Virtually every modality employed in the treatment of cancer has demonstrated an adverse effect upon metastasis under some conditions. This review surveys the experimental and clinical literature pertaining to the untoward effects of ionizing radiation upon metastatic processes. Two processes are described: (1) enhancement of metastases following local tumor irradiation; (2) localization of metastasis in previously irradiated normal tissues. In the first process the experimental evidence… CONTINUE READING