Chemoprevention and Angiogenesis

  • Shikha Rao
  • Rebecca A. Pankove
  • Jiaqi Mi
  • Justin Elsey
  • Jack L. Arbiser


An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. In 2016, melanoma is estimated to account for approximately 5% (76380) of all expected new cancer cases by the American cancer society and with estimated death of 10130 people due to the disease. In addition, non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal and squamous cell carcinoma represent the most common of cancers, with over 1 million new cases per year. UVA (315–400nm) and UVB (280–315nm) rays from the sun are related to 70% of melanoma cases and are considered complete carcinogens: they can both initiate and promote cancer. High-risk populations would include solid organ transplant patients on immunosuppressive drugs, patients with DNA repair defects, as well as those with extensive sun exposure, fair skin, and red hair. Because of its high incidence, skin cancer is one of the most pressing issues in cancer today, and has sparked a need to delay the occurrence of cancer in high-risk populations through dietary or chemical chemoprevention. Of the various pathways researched for chemoprevention, angiogenesis, a hallmark of cancer, is one such targeted event.


Chemoprevention Angiogenesis Vitamin D Melanoma, Cancer Honokiol Curcumin Polyphenols 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Medical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyEmory University School of Medicine and Atlanta VA Medical CenterAtlantaUSA

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