For a tumor to grow and metastasize it must have a blood supply. Angiogenesis is the process by which new blood vessels called capillaries develop. Angiogenesis occurs naturally in reproduction, the healing process of wounds, and in the development of the embryo. Angiogenesis occurs also in several unnatural, pathological conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic retinopathy, and cancer. In the case of cancer, a tumor will not grow larger than a pea size unless it obtains a blood supply through the angiogenic process.
Some antiangiogenic agents have been found over the past few years inhibiting some of these signals. The following documents decribe antiangiogenesis and antioxidant treatments diminishing the impact of tumor growth and metastasis, specifically using tetrathiomolybdate, zinc, ascorbic acid, N-acetylcysteine and vitamin B6.
- A Broad-based Antiangiogenesis and Antioxidant Protocol
- About an Experimental Drug, Tetrathiomolybdate
- The Role of Copper in the Angiogenesis Process
Our recommended compounding pharmacist for the TM:
Wayne Loveland, pharmacist
The Prescription Center
1907 West Avenue South
LaCrosse, WI 54601
For further background information regarding anti-angiogenic agents and strategies, see the excellent website www.CancerProtocol.com.