anti-angiogenesis


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(AN-tee-an-jee-oh-JEN-eh-sis)

Blocking the formation of new blood vessels that cancer cells need in order to grow. TheĀ formation of new blood vessels is called angiogenesis.

The targeted therapy Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab) is an anti-angiogenesis medication.

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Audio contributed by: Courteney Cox

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