Elevated levels of angiogenic cytokines in the plasma of cancer patients.

  title={Elevated levels of angiogenic cytokines in the plasma of cancer patients.},
  author={E Fuhrmann-Benzakein and M N Ma and Laura A Rubbia-Brandt and Gilles Mentha and Daniel A. R{\"u}fenacht and A P Sappino and Michael Sean Pepper},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={85 1},
Although in the normal healthy organism angiogenesis is a tightly regulated process, under a variety of circumstances it may contribute to disease states. These include the growth of solid tumors, the hematogenous spread of tumor cells and the growth of metastasis. Our aim was to measure the levels of 5 angiogenic cytokines in the plasma of patients with a variety of cancers, to establish a plasmatic angiogenic profile. We prospectively obtained blood samples in citrated tubes from 40 healthy… CONTINUE READING


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