The influence of fractionated radiation therapy on plasma vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) concentration in dogs with spontaneous tumors and its impact on outcome.

@article{Wergin2006TheIO,
  title={The influence of fractionated radiation therapy on plasma vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) concentration in dogs with spontaneous tumors and its impact on outcome.},
  author={Melanie C. Wergin and Malgorzata Roos and Nathalie Inteeworn and Dagmar Laluhov{\'a} and Katrin Allemann and Barbara Kaser-Hotz},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={239-44}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a specific pro-angiogenic factor is proposed to be involved in cancer progression and resistance to radiation therapy by promoting angiogenesis and by protecting endothelial cells from radiation induced apoptosis. The aim of this study, was first to assess the influence of ionizing radiation… CONTINUE READING