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tumoral cell migration

Tuesday 14 February 2006

Invasion of cancer cells into surrounding tissue and the vasculature is an initial step in tumor metastasis. This requires chemotactic migration of cancer cells, steered by protrusive activity of the cell membrane and its attachment to the extracellular matrix.

See also

- tumoral cell invasion (cancer cell invasion)
- tumoral cells
- cancer cells

References

- Yamaguchi H, Wyckoff J, Condeelis J. Cell migration in tumors. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2005 Oct;17(5):559-64. PMID: 16098726