micrometastasis


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mi·cro·me·tas·ta·sis

(mī'krō-mĕ-tas'tă-sis),
A stage of metastasis when the secondary tumors are too small to be clinically detected, as in micrometastatic disease.

micrometastasis

/mi·cro·me·tas·ta·sis/ (mi″kro-mĕ-tas´tah-sis) the spread of cancer cells from the primary tumor to distant sites to form microscopic secondary tumors.micrometastat´ic

micrometastasis

Surgical pathology A metastatic CA identified only by histologic examination; micrometastases are detectable by neither physical exam nor imaging techniques

mi·cro·me·tas·ta·sis

, pl. micrometasteses (mī'krō-mĕ-tas'tă-sis, -sēz)
A stage of metastasis when the secondary tumors are too small to be clinically detected, as in micrometastatic disease.
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Circulating tumor cells and bone marrow micrometastasis.
Standard definitions were used for micrometastasis (<2 mm) and isolated tumor cells (individual tumor cells or small clusters, <0.
The predictive power of lymph node density can potentially be enhanced by accounting for other variables such as the presence of extracapsular extension, volume of micrometastasis and anatomic location of positive nodes.
Prospective studies are ongoing to evaluate the prognostic significance of micrometastasis (IBCSG 23-01 trial, ACOSOG Z0010 trial).
Scott Lentz and other associates from USC, said hopes are high that micrometastasis analysis will emerge as an important step in staging and planning treatment for cervical cancer patients.
He has received postoperative chemotherapy in the hope that this will eradicate any possible micrometastasis.
To achieve this, many protocols are used, resulting in different rates of micrometastasis or isolated tumor cells encountered.
Bone marrow micrometastasis is a significant predictor of long-term relapse-free survival for breast cancer by a non-proportional hazards model.
the company's Chief Science Officer and co-founder of MabVax added, "Targeting residual circulating cancer cells and micrometastasis with passively administered or vaccine induced antibodies against multiple targets is an approach well suited to eradicating the cancer cells that cause metastatic disease.
The significance of micrometastasis in the sentinel lymph node for breast cancer.
A pooled analysis of bone marrow micrometastasis in breast cancer.