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Title
Angiogenesis markers in gynecological tumors and patents for anti-angiogenic approach : review
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Abstract
The formation of a tumor-associated vascular network is an important step in understanding the stages of tumor progression. This review aims to highlight the main markers of induction, proliferation and inhibition of angiogenesis, as well as the quantification of microvessel density, correlated with preclinical and clinical research in gynecologic cancers and also discussed related patents. Studies show that in the most advanced cases of gynecological cancers, biomarkers such as VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor), MMP (Matrix Metalloproteinase), CD105 (Endoglin), TIMP (tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases) and VASH (Vasohibin) are more expressed compared to healthy individuals. Continuous evaluation of these biomarkers in cancer cases could serve in the future as a basis for development of new therapeutic approaches, leading to a good response to cancer treatment, and thus increase survival of cancer patients.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Recent patents on anti-cancer drug discovery
Publication
2015
Volume/pages
10:3(2015), p. 298-307
ISI
000361741000005
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 13.11.2015
Last edited 19.06.2017
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