Circulating vascular endothelial growth factor in childhood solid tumors: Plasma and serum measurements

Amalia Schiavetti, Annapaola Ingrosso, Anna Antenucci, Tatiana Federici, Giacomina Megaro, Laura De Luca, Laura Conti

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Abstract

Background: Serum and plasma vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were measured in children with a solid tumor to investigate which provides better prognostic information. Patients and Methods: Seventeen patients under treatment were divided into two groups: without (n 8) and with (n 9) detectable disease at radiological assessment (groups I and II). The control group consisted of 26 healthy children. VEGF was tested by enzyme-linked ELISA kit. Results: Serum VEGF concentrations in group II were statistically higher than those in group I (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3565-3570
Number of pages6
JournalAnticancer Research
Volume32
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Childhood tumor
  • Plasma
  • Serum
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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