Tumors induce coordinate growth of artery, vein, and lymphatic vessel triads.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


BMC cancer, Volume 14, Issue 1, p.354 (2014)


2014, Center-Authored Paper, Comp Med Small Animal, Comparative Medicine Core Facility, Human Biology Division, June 2014, Public Health Sciences Division


Tumors drive blood vessel growth to obtain oxygen and nutrients to support tumor expansion, and they also can induce lymphatic vessel growth to facilitate fluid drainage and metastasis. These processes have generally been studied separately, so that it is not known how peritumoral blood and lymphatic vessels grow relative to each other.