Immune cells and inflammatory mediators as regulators of tumor angiogenesis

Michele De Palma, Lisa M. Coussens

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Tumors conscript immune cells to support neoplastic progression. One important mechanism by which immune cells contribute to tumor growth is the promotion of angiogenesis. In this chapter, we discuss the role of immune cells and inflammatory mediators in this process. Targeting immune cells and their proangiogenic programs in tumors may represent a new frontier of antiangiogenic therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAngiogenesis
Subtitle of host publicationAn Integrative Approach From Science to Medicine
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780387715179
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • angiogenesis
  • cancer
  • immune cells
  • inflammation
  • leukocytes
  • monocytes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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