What is Combating Metastases?
Metastatic cancer is the term used to describe any cancer that has spread from the area it started in to other areas of the body. For some types of cancer, metastasis is also called stage IV cancer, and metastatic cancers are often hard to control.
Cancer can spread to any part of the body, but the most common sites of metastasis are the bones, brain, liver and lungs. Although metastasis causes more than 90% of cancer-related deaths, it only receives less than 5% of research funding.