tumor angiogenic factor

tu·mor an·gi·o·gen·ic fac·tor (TAF),

a substance released by solid tumors that induces formation of new blood vessels to supply the tumor.

tu·mor an·gi·o·gen·ic fac·tor

(TAF) (tū'mŏr an'jē-ō-jen'ik fak'tŏr)
A substance released by a solid tumor that induces formation of new blood vessels to supply the tumor.
Synonym(s): tumour angiogenic factor.
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At that time he thought there was something called tumor angiogenic factor that was being released, and he hypothesized that if we could stop this process we could ultimately stabilize the disease.