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inflammatory oncotaxisJoe Segen2016-12-25T07:44:05+00:00
Definition A popular term for the attraction of malignant tumour cells to sites of tissue trauma, inflammation and capillary disruption, a phenomenon seen after mechanical trauma–e.g., surgery
Culprit malignancies Colon, kidney, lung cervical cancers may settle on surgical incisions.
Reference Am J Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, Vol. 44, No. 5 (2011), pp. 591-596.