Angiogenesis and Hypoxia in Glioblastoma: A Focus on Cancer Stem Cells

Author(s): Maria Patrizia Mongiardi .

Journal Name: CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets

Volume 11 , Issue 7 , 2012

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Abstract:

Many studies have elucidated the important role played by the tumor microenvironment in cancer evolution. In particular the formation of hypoxic areas within the expanding mass of a solid tumor and the consequent induction of an angiogenic switch are crucial steps that shape tumor progression. Focusing on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and lethal brain cancer in the adult, I will review recent data that show how the microenvironment regulates crucial functions of glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) which in turn affect the angiogenic process.

Keywords: Angiogenesis, cancer stem cells, glioblastoma multiforme, hypoxia, microenvironment, stem cell niche, tumorigenesis, fluorescence-activated, neoplastic heterogeneity

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VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 7
Year: 2012
Page: [878 - 883]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1871527311201070878
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