Do serum angiogenic growth factors provide additional information to that of conventional markers in monitoring the course of metastatic breast cancer?


OBJECTIVE Our work evaluated the potential role of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) serum levels with respect to that of conventional serum tumour markers, CEA and CA 15-3, in monitoring the course of metastatic breast cancer in 56 female patients treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy. METHODS VEGF and bFGF… (More)



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