Introduction

Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide (1). It is by far the commonest form of cancer in women, and was responsible for 27.4% of all new cancer cases, and 17.4% of all cancer-related death of European women in 2004 (2). Cancer metastasis is the single most important factor influencing cancer patient mortality. Controlling the metastatic spread of tumours remains a crucial target for the successful treatment of cancer.

The metastatic cascade is a complex multistep process which is influenced by a number of factors, including (i) the genetic events of cancer cells, (ii) extrinsic aspects such as cytokines and paracrine factors, (iii) immune cells and (iv) the micro-environment of the primary tumour and the host organ, for example the bone micro-environment (as discussed in chapter 12). Amongst these factors, interactions between tumour cells and the surrounding environment are thought to be essential in the

10 Ways To Fight Off Cancer

10 Ways To Fight Off Cancer

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