Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jesco Pfitzenmaier, Robert L. Vessella, William J. Ellis, Paul H. Lange
    Pages 87-116
  3. Peter Scheuemann, Stefan B. Hosch, Jacob R. Izbicki
    Pages 127-138
  4. Petra Goldin-Lang, Ulrich Keilholz
    Pages 173-183
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 185-189

About this book


Distant metastases are the main cause of cancer-related death. The onset of the metastatic process can now be assessed in cancer patients by the use of immunocytochemical and molecular methods that allow the identification of disseminated carcinoma cells in regional lymph nodes, peripheral blood or distant organs. There is increasing evidence that the detection and characterization of tumor cells present in bone marrow or peripheral blood can provide clinically important information.
In this book, leading experts in the area of micrometastasis research provide an overview that summarizes the current state of research on micrometastatic disease in patients with solid tumors. In each chapter, the technical aspect as well as clinical relevance of micrometastasis detection is discussed.
The book addresses basic researchers as well as clinicians involved in the treatment of cancer patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Pantel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Tumour BiologyUniversity Hospital Hamburg-EppendorfGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1155-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48355-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2102
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