Cell Attachment and Locomotion, Invasive Growth and Metastasis — Some Problems in Metastasis

  • L. M. Franks


Tumour metastasis is the most important single factor influencing survival in cancer patients but we know little of the basic mechanisms involved (see e.g. Nicolson 1977; Fidler et al. 1978; Roos and Dingemans 1979 for reviews). In this paper I shall discuss some of the unsolved problems and consider the experimental systems we use.


Basement Membrane Cell Attachment Invasive Growth Metastatic Tumour Tumour Cell Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Franks
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Cellular PathologyImperial Cancer Research FundLondon WC2UK

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