Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Angiogenesis

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_223

Definition

Angiogenesis refers to the growth of new blood vessels, which is an important naturally occurring process in the organism, both in normal and tumor tissue. In the case of cancer, the new vessels provide oxygen and nutrition for the tumor cells and allow tumor cells to escape into the circulation and lodge into other organs (tumor metastases).

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