What Future for Angiogenesis?

  • Andreas Bikfalvi


We have seen that angiogenesis research, at the molecular level, was initiated by studying the interaction between cancer cells and blood vessels. These studies have helped us to uncover some of the molecular mechanisms and actors involved in controlling the growth of blood vessels. Knowledge from these studies has entered many other fields, including developmental biology and cardiovascular and inflammatory pathology, which have continued to enrich our understanding of angiogenesis and physiopathology. The angiogenesis field has recently made progress at an exponential level. Many mechanisms have been elucidated and angiogenesis has entered the clinical era. One wonders what remains to be discovered! We discuss in this section a number of critical issues that seem important.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Bikfalvi
    • 1
  1. 1.Angiogenesis and Tumor Microenvironment LaboratoryUniversity of Bordeaux and National Institute of Health and Medical ResearchPessacFrance

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