Special Issue "Angiogenesis in Cancers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: angiogenesis; anti-angiogenesis; tumor progression; tumor vessel
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The interaction between neoplastic cells and blood vessels, both newly formed during angiogenesis or pre-existing normal vessels, is one of the fundamental biological events involved in the development and progression of most solid and hematological tumors and the formation of metastases. Tumor angiogenesis is viewed as the consequence of an angiogenic switch, i.e., a genetic event that endows the tumor with the ability to recruit blood vessels from the neighboring tissue. The newly formed tumor blood vessels have specific characteristics that allow discrimination from resting blood vessels. They are characterized by rapid proliferation, increased permeability, and disorganized architecture. Initially thought to be a must for the growth and progression of tumors, the formation of new vessels was regarded as one of the hallmarks of cancer. However, this has turned out not to be the case, as it was discovered that tumors can also grow without neo-angiogenesis, mainly by co-opting pre-existing vessels but also through vascular mimicry. Since its discovery by Dr. Judah Folkman, tumor angiogenesis has been proposed as a target for novel tumor therapies. However, the success in the clinic of anti-angiogenic compounds has been limited in contrast to many preclinical results obtained in animal models. This is in part due to the fact that tumors can be non-angiogenic and in part due to several newly discovered mechanisms of resistance due both to the biology of the cancer cells and of the endothelium.
Dr. Domenico Ribatti
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- tumor progression
- tumor vessel