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Keywords: Vasculature
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Journal: Oncology
Oncology (2005) 69 (Suppl. 3): 4–10.
Published Online: 23 November 2005
.... Angiogenesis is essential for cancer development and growth: before a tumor can grow beyond 1–2 mm, it requires blood vessels for nutrients and oxygen. The production of VEGF and other growth factors by the tumor results in the ‘angiogenic switch’, where new vasculature is formed in and around the tumor...