alexa Anti-angiogenic properties of chemopreventive drugs: fenretinide as a prototype.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Author(s): Sogno I, Ven R, Sapienza C, Ferrari N, Tosetti F,

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Abstract Several cancer chemopreventive agents have been demonstrated to exert antiangiogenic effects. Blocking tumor angiogenesis, a process critical for tumor mass expansion and metastasis, represents an intriguing approach not only to cancer therapy, but also to cancer chemoprevention. We found that angiogenesis is a common and key target of many chemopreventive molecules, where they most likely suppress the angiogenic switch in premalignant tumors, a concept we termed "angioprevention." In this manuscript we use as an example the synthetic retinoid N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)retinamide (4HPR), a molecule with confirmed clinical applications in breast cancer adjuvant therapy to prevent cancer recurrence and under evaluation in neuroblastoma and glioblastoma treatment.
This article was published in Recent Results Cancer Res and referenced in Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

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