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View in Spanish: Factor de crecimiento endotelial vascular

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VAS-kyoo-ler EN-doh-THEE-lee-ul grothe FAK-ter)
A substance made by cells that stimulates new blood vessel formation. Also called VEGF.

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