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What is vascular endothelial growth factor?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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In brief: Yes

Vascular endothelial growth factor (vegf) is a substance that cells produce which helps them recruit the growth of new blood vessels.
Blood vessels are essential in bring normal cells and cancer cells the oxygen and nutrients they need to keep growing. The growth of some types of cancer can be slowed or controlled by blocking vegf.

In brief: Yes

Vascular endothelial growth factor (vegf) is a substance that cells produce which helps them recruit the growth of new blood vessels.
Blood vessels are essential in bring normal cells and cancer cells the oxygen and nutrients they need to keep growing. The growth of some types of cancer can be slowed or controlled by blocking vegf.
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