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View in Spanish: Bloqueo del factor de crecimiento endotelial vascular

Vascular endothelial growth factor trap (VAS-kyoo-ler EN-doh-THEE-lee-ul grothe FAK-ter )
A substance being studied in the treatment of several types of cancer. Vascular endothelial growth factor 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 VEGF Trap.



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