Published in Cancer Weekly, March 8th, 1999
Microvessel density in a tumor correlates with hematogenous metastasis in gastric carcinoma, according to previous research (Tanigawa et al., Cancer Res, 1996;56:2671-2676). Additionally, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), thought to be a potent angiogenesis-promoting factor, correlates with tumor progression and prognosis via angiogenesis in gastric carcinoma (Maeda et al., Cancer, 1996;77:858-863).
Hiroaki Saito and colleagues of Japan's Tottori...
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