Anti-Angiogenic Cancer Treatment
To make it easier to describe this treatment, we’ll start by describing angiogenesis, which is the process of making new blood cells. The process includes the migration, growth, and differentiation of endothelial cells, which line the inside wall of blood vessels.
Angiogenesis plays a critical role in the growth and spread of cancer. A blood supply is necessary for tumours to grow beyond a few millimetres in size. Tumours can cause this blood supply to form by giving off chemical signals that stimulate angiogenesis.
Tumours can also prompt healthy cells to produce angiogenesis-signaling molecules. The resulting new blood vessels feed the growing tumours with oxygen and nutrients, allowing the cancer cells to invade nearby tissues and to form new colonies of cancer cells, called metastases.
Why Choose Anti-Angiogenic Therapy?
Anti-Angiogenesis treatments are added to cancer fighting protocols to stop new blood cells from forming and as a result, restrict the growth of new tumours.
Angiogenesis inhibitors found in these therapies bind with endothelial cells and block their receptors. When they are signaled by cancer cells, they no longer get the message and stop the production of blood vessels that would deliver nutrients to feed the cancer.
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Results along with treatment plans, will vary depending on each persons medical history.