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Angiogenesis and Melanoma
AbstractAngiogenesis occurs in pathological conditions, such as tumors, where a specific critical point in tumor progression is the transition from the avascular to the vascular phase. Tumor angiogenesis depends mainly on the release by neoplastic cells of growth factors specific for endothelial cells, which are able to stimulate the growth of the host’s blood vessels. This article summarizes the literature concerning the relationship between angiogenesis and human melanoma progression. The recent applications of antiangiogenic agents which interfere with melanoma progression are also described.
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Ribatti, D.; Annese, T.; Longo, V. Angiogenesis and Melanoma. Cancers 2010, 2, 114-132.View more citation formats
Ribatti D, Annese T, Longo V. Angiogenesis and Melanoma. Cancers. 2010; 2(1):114-132.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ribatti, Domenico; Annese, Tiziana; Longo, Vito. 2010. "Angiogenesis and Melanoma." Cancers 2, no. 1: 114-132.
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