Significance of angiogenesis in tumour progression and metastasis.

  title={Significance of angiogenesis in tumour progression and metastasis.},
  author={Andreas Bikfalvi},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  volume={31A 7-8},
Angiogenesis is defined as a vascular neoformation usually of capillary origin. This phenomenon is important during development and under several physiological and or pathological conditions. In recent years, progress has been made to understand this phenomenon at the molecular level. This includes the identification of potent angiogenic factors, the appreciation of the role of proteases, the importance of the extracellular matrix, and the emerging characterisation of signal transduction… CONTINUE READING


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