Molecular and clinical aspects of targeting the VEGF pathway in tumors

Grzegorz Korpanty, Laura A. Sullivan, Elizabeth Smyth, Desmond N. Carney, Rolf A. Brekken

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Abstract

Tumor angiogenesis is a complex process resulting from many signals from the tumor microenvironment. From preclinical animal models to clinical trials and practice, targeting tumors with antiangiogenic therapy remains an exciting area of study. Although many scientific advances have been achieved, leading to the development and clinical use of antiangiogenic drugs such as bevacizumab, sorafenib, and sunitinib, these therapies fall short of their anticipated benefits and leave many questions unanswered. Continued research into the complex signaling cascades that promote tumor angiogenesis may yield new targets or improve upon current therapies. In addition, the development of reliable tools to track tumor responses to antiangiogenic therapy will enable a better understanding of current therapeutic efficacy and may elucidate mechanisms to predict patient response to therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number652320
JournalJournal of Oncology
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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