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Mark Duxbury 2019 | Consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic & General Surgeon | Glasgow

 

MARK DUXBURY

Liver metastasis research

Metastasis is the spread cancer from one organ to another non-adjacent organ.​

Metastasis is the cause of most cancer deaths but this process remains one of the most enigmatic aspects of the disease. The liver is the second most common site of metastasis, after the lymph nodes. Liver metastases are found in up to 70% of patients who die of cancer. In the Western world, metastasis to the liver is more common than primary liver cancer. 



Clinicians and scientists are collaborating to gain a clearer understanding of the processes that drive metastasis to the liver. We believe a better appreciation of the biological mechanisms that drive metastasis will allow us to devise new anti-cancer treatments.