Association between vascular endothelial growth factor and metastasis after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Xiong2004AssociationBV,
  title={Association between vascular endothelial growth factor and metastasis after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Zheng-ping Xiong and Shu-ren Yang and Zhao-yu Liang and En-hua Xiao and Xiao-ping Yu and Shen-Ke Zhou and Zi-shu Zhang},
  journal={Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international : HBPD INT},
  year={2004},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={386-90}
}
BACKGROUND Hypoxia up-regulates vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and stimulates the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. This study was designed to investigate the association between changes in plasma VEGF levels after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) and HCC progression, especially in relation to metastasis. METHODS Plasma VEGF levels were measured by quantitative sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA R&D system). Plasma VEGF levels were… CONTINUE READING