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Susan K. Lutgendorf, Erica L. Johnsen, Brian Cooper, Barrie Anderson, Joel I. Sorosky, Richard E. Buller and Anil K. Sood Vascular endothelial growth factor and social support in patients with ovarian carcinoma Cancer 95

Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.10739

Associations of serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels with social support and depressive symptoms were analyzed in presurgical patients with ovarian carcinoma. Higher levels of social support were related to lower VEGF levels. This relationship between a biobehavioral factor and a proangiogenic cytokine suggests a novel mechanism by which biobehavioral factors may be related to disease progression.

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