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Université de Fribourg

An immature B cell population from peripheral blood serves as surrogate marker for monitoring tumor angiogenesis and anti-angiogenic therapy in mouse models

Fagiani, Ernesta ; Bill, Ruben ; Pisarsky, Laura ; Ivanek, Robert ; Rüegg, Curzio ; Christofori, Gerhard

In: Angiogenesis, 2015, vol. 18, no. 3, p. 327–345

Tumor growth depends on the formation of new blood vessels (tumor angiogenesis) either from preexisting vessels or by the recruitment of bone marrow-derived cells. Despite encouraging results obtained with preclinical cancer models, the therapeutic targeting of tumor angiogenesis has thus far failed to deliver an enduring clinical response in cancer patients. One major obstacle for improving...