Novel Genetic Pathway Responsible for Triggering Vascular Growth Discovered, University of Massachusetts Medical School Study

Published: Apr 05, 2010

ScienceDaily (Apr. 5, 2010) — Most solid cancers can't grow beyond a limited size without an adequate blood supply and supporting vascular network. Because of this, cancer researchers have sought to understand how a tumor's vascular network develops -- and, more importantly, how to prevent it from developing: If the vascular network never develops, the theory goes, the tumor cannot grow.

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