Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 7th, 2003
"Exposure to sex steroids increases the risk of breast cancer, but the mechanisms are poorly understood. Angiogenesis is crucial in tumor development and progression. Very little is known about the regulation of angiogenesis in the normal breast," scientists in Sweden report.
"Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has a key stimulatory role in angiogenesis. Interferon-inducible protein 10 (IP-10) is a potent inhibitor of angiogenesis in vivo. These factors function in autocrine/paracrine pathways; therefore, direct measurements in the target tissue are needed," said C....
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