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Angiogenic awakening

Metastatic tumour cells often remain dormant for years. New findings suggest that endothelial cells lining blood vessels have a central role in regulating the transition from dormancy to metastatic growth.

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Figure 1: Instigation of angiogenesis enables tumour-cell exit from dormancy.


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Erez, N. Angiogenic awakening. Nature 500, 37–38 (2013).

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