Ch. 1. Metastatic cascade, molecular/cellular events and new therapeutic opportunities -- Ch. 2. The role of integrin-mediated processes in the biology of metastasis -- Ch. 3. The role of hyaluronan and its degradation products in tumour angiogenesis and metastasis -- Ch. 4. The E-cadherin/catenin complex in invasion: the role of ectodomain shedding -- Ch. 5. Cancer and cancer metastasis- related genes -- Ch. 6. Hepatocyte growth factor and met in tumour invasion-metastasis: from mechanisms to cancer prevention -- Ch. 7. Tight junctions, a critical structure in the control of cancer invasion and metastasis -- Ch. 8. Bone marrow micrometastases detection and significance -- Ch. 9. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and their role in cancer invasion and metastasis -- Ch. 10. Metastatic endocrine cancer -- Ch. 11. Prostate cancer -- Ch. 12.