Alaska Cancer Treatment Center

Anti-angiogenic Therapy

Cancer cells, specifically tumors, monopolize part of the body’s blood supply for their own use. Anti-angiogenic therapy uses specially engineered drugs in an attempt to destroy cancerous cells by damaging that blood supply.

Angiogenesis is the process in which the body forms new blood vessels. Anti-angiogenic drugs are designed to target specific cancer cells and stop them from forming new blood vessels so that the cancer cells cannot survive. Anti-angiogenic therapy is usually not employed on its own, but as part of a broader chemotherapy treatment.

At the Institute, our oncologists will consult with you about whether anti-angiogenic therapy can be an effective part of your treatment. If so, we can administer the therapy here in our offices.