In addition, primary skin tumors such as melanoma have a predilection to spread to the liver.
A different marker on 3p14.2 showed an identical shifted band in the three tumors indicative of a common microsatellite alteration.
Seven of the 12 tumors had thin fibrous capsules that were not seen on sonography.
One members asked whether there was any evidence that non-genotoxic carcinogens could induce tumors over a short duration of exposure.
Eight had progressive disease as the best response on their last platinum-based chemotherapy, and three had potentially sensitive tumors.