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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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A substance being studied in the treatment of several types of cancer. VEGF Trap blocks the action of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and may prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. It is a type of antiangiogenesis agent. Also called aflibercept and vascular endothelial growth factor trap.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.