The process of metastasisation for breast cancer.

  title={The process of metastasisation for breast cancer.},
  author={Jutta Engel and R. V. W. Eckel and Jacqueline Kerr and Marcus Schmidt and Gregor F{\"u}rstenberger and Rolf Richter and Heinrich Sauer and H. I. Senn and Dieter H{\"o}lzel},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  volume={39 12},
To investigate the process of metastasis, primary clinical data and disease events such as metastases, local recurrence and survival (median follow-up 9.4 years) from the Munich Cancer Registry from 1978 to 1996 were analysed. Since metastases, even from small tumours, may be initiated before the diagnosis of the primary tumour, the growth of the primary tumour and metastasisation may be two autonomous processes. In our data, survival following metastases was almost unrelated to primary tumour… CONTINUE READING

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