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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


angiogenesis  listen  (AN-jee-oh-JEH-neh-sis)

  Blood vessel formation. Tumor angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. This process is caused by the release of chemicals by the tumor and by host cells near the tumor.

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