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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Angiogénesis

Angiogenesis (AN-jee-oh-JEN-eh-sis)
Blood vessel formation. Tumor angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. This is caused by the release of chemicals by the tumor.



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