Angiogenesis

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 149–160

Non-invasive imaging of angiogenesis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

  • Jacobus F. A. Jansen
  • Jason A. Koutcher
  • Amita Shukla-Dave
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10456-010-9167-z

Cite this article as:
Jansen, J.F.A., Koutcher, J.A. & Shukla-Dave, A. Angiogenesis (2010) 13: 149. doi:10.1007/s10456-010-9167-z

Abstract

Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) is the seventh most common cancer in the United States. Angiogenesis, the process by which new blood vessels are formed, is an essential element at the basis of both tumor growth and metastases. This review discusses pertinent aspects of the role of imaging modalities in assessing angiogenesis and anti-angiogenic therapy in advanced HNSCC.

Keywords

Head and neck squamous cell carcinomaAngiogenesisAnti-angiogenic treatmentImaging techniquesMagnetic resonance imagingComputed tomographyPositron emission tomographyUltrasoundMolecular imaging

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacobus F. A. Jansen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jason A. Koutcher
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Amita Shukla-Dave
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical PhysicsMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of MedicineMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA