Cancer of Other Origin

  • Ben DavidsonEmail author


The peritoneal, pleural, and pericardial cavities may be the site of metastasis from practically any malignant tumor, including carcinomas, sarcomas, melanoma, hematological tumors, and pediatric cancers other than the aforementioned entities. Among carcinomas, which outnumber all other entities combined, lung, breast, ovarian, and gastrointestinal primaries are the most common ones. The first three entities are discussed elsewhere in this book. The majority of research focusing on other cancers has been directed at metastases from the gastrointestinal tract, focusing on metastasis-promoting molecules, predictive markers and prognostic markers, as well as targeted therapy. These are the main topics of this chapter. The few studies that have focused on other malignancies are additionally discussed.


Tumor progression Gastrointestinal cancer Melanoma Diagnosis Cancer-associated molecules 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University HospitalOsloNorway
  2. 2.Faculty of MedicineInstitute of Clinical Medicine, University of OsloOsloNorway

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