Angiogenesis is the formation of new blood vessels and this helps in the growth of tumor cells by supplying oxygen essential for their growth. Angiogenesis inhibitors or antiangiogenic agents are substances that interfere with different steps of blood formation and thus preventing or slowing down the growth of cancer cells. These drugs or substances are usually given along with other treatments like chemotherapy. The unique role of these angiogenic inhibitors is that they do not directly interfere with the growth of tumor cells but with the growth of blood vessels that help in the development of cancer growth.
- Track 1-1 Formation of new blood vessels
- Track 2-2 Antiangiogenic agents
- Track 3-3 Indirectly affect growth