22
Jun

Cells that make blood vessels can also make tumors and enable their spread

While it’s widely held that tumors can produce blood vessels to support their growth, scientists now have evidence that cells key to blood vessel formation can also produce tumors and enable their spread.

“Today we actually propose that blood vessels can form tumors and then the whole picture becomes a cycle,” said Dr. Lan Ko, cancer biologist in the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

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