Sex Differences in Metastatic Rectal Cancer

Co-author Dr Kine Bakke

A new paper entitled “Sex-related differences in primary metastatic site in rectal cancer; associated with hemodynamic factors?” authored by Sebastian Meltzer and Kine Bakke, has been accepted for publication. Sebastian and Kine found that there were sex differences in the way metastases affected rectal cancer patients: women had a higher risk of metastases in the lungs while men had a higher risk of metastatic events in the liver. It is suggested that haemodynamic factors in and around the tumour itself could be the cause of these differences, which points to the need for further research to determine the cause of this finding.

Sebastian and Kine’s new paper can be read here.