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Table 1 Cumulative metastasis rate in various cancer types

From: Critical steps to tumor metastasis: alterations of tumor microenvironment and extracellular matrix in the formation of pre-metastatic and metastatic niche

Primary organs Incidence rate Target organ
Breast cancer 21–32% [78,79] Lung
Melanoma 18–36% [80,81]
Colorectal cancer 10–15% [82,83]
Sarcoma 20–25% [84,85]
Breast cancer 4–30% [78,79] Brain
Lung cancer 23–36% [86]
Melanoma 5.8–28% [87,88,89]
Renal cancer 6.5–11% [88]
Breast cancer 50% [90] Liver
Lung cancer 10–14% [91]
Colorectal 35–55% [92,93,94]
Pancreatic 40%–90% [95,96]
Melenoma 14–20% [81]
Breast cancer 30–60% [78,79] Bone
Lung cancer 9–39% [97,98]
Prostate cancer 68–80% [99,100]
Melanoma 11–17% [80,81]