Plasma vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) measured in seventy dogs with spontaneously occurring tumours.

BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) acts specifically on endothelial cells mediating tumour neovascularisation and initiating tumour growth and metastasis. In humans, high VEGF levels are correlated with poorer prognosis but in dogs minimal information on plasma VEGF is available. Therefore, we analysed plasma VEGF in a variety of… (More)