For more than a century, the role of wound healing in the growth of tumours has been implied based on observations in experimental and clinical studies. In the recent 10-15 years processes such as cell adhesion, angiogenesis, metastatic cascade and growth factors (fe: EGF, TGF-CC, TGF-β, IGF-1, IGF-II, PDGF) have been identified to play keyrole in different stages of wound healing as well as in tumor progression. Experimental and clinical studies have established that wound healing creates a suitable environment favouring tumour growth and metastatic potential. Based on these observations, the clinical relevance of surgical procedures comes up, may playing a role in tumor recurrence after primary resection for cancer. This makes the opportunity of the development of completely new targeted approaches (antiangiogenic therapy, dormancy therapy) for the treatment of cancer. This review article is based on a case report of a 63-year-old female patient who had colonic adenocarcinoma metastasis of the hand after biting by a dog.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2005|
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