Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)--a valuable serum tumour marker in patients with colorectal cancer?

@article{Broll2001VascularEG,
  title={Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)--a valuable serum tumour marker in patients with colorectal cancer?},
  author={Rainer Broll and Hanna Erdmann and Michael Duchrow and Elisabeth Oevermann and Oliver Schwandner and Uwe Markert and H. P. Bruch and Ute Windh{\"o}vel},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={37-42}
}
INTRODUCTION Neo-angiogenesis, of great importance for tumour growth and nutrition, is preferentially mediated by the cytokine vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which has a direct effect on vascular endothelial cell proliferation and migration. This study was designed to clarify whether VEGF is a suitable tumour marker in sera of patients with a colorectal cancer, and whether VEGF concentrations in sera and tumour tissues are correlated with tumour extension (pTNM) and especially with… CONTINUE READING

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