Tumors In A Dish: Tools That Teach Us How To Improve Cancer Treatments
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Eric Nguyen is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

                       

Tumors In A Dish: Tools That Teach Us How To Improve Cancer Treatments

The growth of new blood vessels from existing blood vessels – angiogenesis – has been a prominent target of cancer therapy for nearly half a century. By stopping angiogenesis in tumors, cancer cells would be deprived of precious blood, oxygen, and nutrients that are necessary for continued survival. Many anti-angiogenic therapies have resulted in reduced tumor sizes and stoppage of tumor growth. Some drugs, including Bevacizumab and Sorafenib, have been approved by the FDA to treat specific types of cancer....

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