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Selectivity and rejectivity in cancer metastasis.
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PMID:  459969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In cancer metastasis, "selectivity" denotes the formation of secondary tumor in an organ in such a manner that its localization pattern is peculiar. The opposite phenomenon should be recognized and called "rejectivity". In man, carcinomas appear to spread selectively to the umbilicus, whereas lymphomas seem to reject that site. In all probability, recognition of the twin theory of selectivity and rejectivity will stimulate research on cancer dissemination.
W I Onuigbo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical hypotheses     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0306-9877     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Hypotheses     Publication Date:  1979 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-17     Completed Date:  1979-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505668     Medline TA:  Med Hypotheses     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Lymphoma / pathology
Neoplasm Metastasis / physiopathology*
Organ Specificity
Umbilicus / physiopathology

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