metastatic capacity

metastatic capacity

[‚med·ə‚stad·ik kə′pas·əd·ē]
(medicine)
The malignancy of a tumor.
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Many of the properties of solid tumor cells that have undergone EMT, including apoptosis resistance and heightened angiogenic and metastatic capacity, are also associated with chronic inflammation and overexpression of COX-2 and its catalytic product prostaglandin E2 (PGE2).
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