Cancer Metastasis

Molecular and Cellular Biology, Host Immune Responses and Perspective for Treatment

  • Volker Schirrmacher
  • Reinhard Schwartz-Albiez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Opening Plenary Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. V. Sugarbaker, D. N. Seckinger, O. O. Frankfurt
      Pages 3-10
  3. Genetic Control of Tumor Progression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. F. M. Van Roy, M. M. Mareel
      Pages 27-35
    3. K. C. Flanders, M. B. Sporn, A. B. Roberts
      Pages 42-47
    4. P. S. Steeg, G. Bevilacqua, A. M. Rosengard, M. E. Sobel, V. Cioce, L. A. Liotta
      Pages 48-52
  4. Metastatic Phenotype and Cell Differentiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. H. E. Gabbert
      Pages 55-61
  5. Organotropism: Adhesion, Invasion, Angiogenesis, Homing, Growth Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. I. R. Nabi, A. Raz
      Pages 92-97
    3. K. Danø, N. Behrendt, L. R. Lund, E. Rønne, J. Pöllänen, E.-M. Salonen et al.
      Pages 98-107
    4. F. F. Roossien, G. La Rivière, E. Roos
      Pages 108-112
    5. B. Bottazzi, R. Giavazzi, N. Nobili, F. Fazioli, A. Mantovani
      Pages 113-117
  6. Tumor Immunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. G. J. Hämmerling, K. Sturmhöfel, G. Strauss, F. Momburg, Y. Gopas, S. Segal
      Pages 121-128
    3. R. J. North, M. Awwad, P. L. Dunn
      Pages 150-154
  7. Biological Tumor Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. V. Schirrmacher, P. v. Hoegen, P. Schlag, W. Liebrich, B. Lehner, K. Schumacher et al.
      Pages 157-170
    3. G. Forni, M. Giovarelli, C. Jemma, M. C. Bosco, G. Cortesina, A. De Stefani et al.
      Pages 181-185
    4. H. C. Hoover Jr., M. G. Hanna Jr.
      Pages 192-198
  8. Summary of Poster-Sessions and Mini-Symposia

  9. Laudationes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. K. Hellmann, L. Weiss
      Pages 239-242
    3. I. J. Fidler
      Pages 243-247
  10. Satellite Workshop

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 265-269

About these proceedings


These are the Proceedings of the 2nd International Metastasis Congress of the Metastasis Research Society which took place in the town hall (Stadthalle) of Heidelberg, FRG, in September, 1988. This first Metastasis Congress in the FRG was organized in conjunction with the German Association of Cancer Research (SEK) of the German Cancer Society. The congress topic generated tremendous interest and attracted about 400 scientists from 22 countries. Most participants came from Europe, Israel, and the United States. Why did we organize the Metastasis Congress? Only about 50% of all people who develop some form of cancer are curable. Despite improved patient care and increasingly innovative and effective techniques for diagnosing and treating primary cancers, the development of secondary cancer colonies, i. e. , metastasis, can not be prevented and is the major cause of death. In the Federal Republic of Germany there are still as many as 160 000 cancer patients per year who succumb to their disease, often after periods of terrible suffering, and this overall figure is not improving. Partly because of the complexity of the process, basic research on metastasis has lagged behind other disciplines such as carcino­ genesis and cancer genetics. Metastasis formation involves the ability of malig­ nant cells to invade adjacent tissue and to penetrate into lymphatic or blood circulatory systems, or both, and to spread to near or distant sites to form new tumor colonies. Meanwhile, research on metastasis is receiving much attention.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Volker Schirrmacher
    • 1
  • Reinhard Schwartz-Albiez
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Immunologie und GenetikDKFZHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50471-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74236-1
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