Evidence of local invasion in breast and lung cancer brain metastases

Laila Siam, Tobias Pukrop, Alf Giese, Chrsitine Stadelmann & Veit Rohde
Objective: Recently Baumert and colleges evaluated brain metastases for the existence of an infiltration zone in 45 autopsies (Baumert et al., 2006). The chief origin of the metastases was lung cancer (>50%), followed by 5 cases of melanoma and breast cancer. 78 metastases were investigated[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]