inflammatory oncotaxis

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inflammatory oncotaxis


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. 

Synonym Oncotaxis 

Reference Am J Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, Vol. 44, No. 5 (2011), pp. 591-596.
doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2010-0187RT

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