alexa Tumor angiogenesis--a potential target in cancer chemoprevention.


Journal of Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis

Author(s): Bhat TA, Singh RP

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Tumor angiogenesis is critically important for the growth of solid tumors as tumors remain in dormant phase for a long time in the absence of the initiation of blood vessel formation. Tumors can grow up to approximately 2mm size without requirement of blood supply as diffusion is sufficient at this level to support the removal of wastes from and supply of nutrients to tumor cells. Therefore, angiogenesis process could be an important target to suppress tumor growth and metastasis. Angiogenesis is required at almost every step of tumor progression and metastasis, and tumor vasculature has been identified as strong prognostic marker for tumor grading. Endothelial cells are the main players of angiogenesis process and could be peculiar target for antiangiogenic therapy because they are non-transformed and easily accessible to achievable concentrations of antiangiogenic agents, and also are unlikely to acquire drug resistance. Several antiangiogenic strategies have been developed to inhibit tumor growth by targeting different components of tumor angiogenesis. Chemopreventive agents have been shown to target and inhibit different aspects and components of angiogenesis process and can be used conveniently as they are mostly non-toxic natural compounds and could be part of our daily diet. However, a risk assessment for the use of antiangiogenic phytochemicals is needed as they can also disrupt normal physiologic angiogenesis such as wound healing and endometrium development processes. This review focuses on how different chemopreventive phytochemicals target various components of angiogenesis, including angiogenic signaling, which usually starts from tumor cells producing angiogenic factors and affecting endothelial cells growth, migration and capillary vessel organization for tumor angiogenesis. This article was published in Food Chem Toxicol and referenced in Journal of Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

  • Mingsong Wu
    Identification of differentially expressed genes in human lung adenocarcinoma: ERGIC3 as a novel lung cancer-related gene
    PPT Version | PDF Version
  • Flavia Secco Tavares de Souza
    A Comparative Study Among Elective Conventional Surgery, Urgency/Emergency Conventional Approaching and Elective Videolaparoscopic Surgery on the Treatment of Hospitalized Patients at First Surgeric Clinic of Federal Hospital of Bonsucesso with a Diagnostic of Colorectal adenocarcinoma, between January 2010 and December 2012
    PPT Version | PDF Version

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version