New Strategy to Attack Tumor-feeding Blood Vessels (image) Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption Cancers such as breast cancer, lung cancer and melanoma release the blood vessel growth factor, VEGF, to encourage blood vessels to grow within the tumor, supplying it with nutrients. Tumors can be treated with anti-cancer medications that kill the cancer cells, and anti-angiogenic medications that starve the tumour by attacking its blood supply. The study suggests that a third type of medication, BH3-mimetics, may enhance the tumor-killing effect of anti-cancer and anti-angiogenic medications. Credit Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.