Angiogenesis research provides foundation for drug development

Paris - Increased understanding of the basic molecular mechanisms involved in angiogenesis has suggested new targets for treating a number of dermatological and other diseases, and many compounds affecting angiogenesis are in clinical trials. However, questions remain to be answered about potential strategies for optimizing the efficacy of pro- and anti-angiogenic interventions and the safety of these novel treatments, Peter Carmeliet, Ph.D., said at the World Congress of Dermatology.