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The Modulating Effects of Vitamin A on Hemangioma Cell Growth and Phenotype (1993)

Title:

The Modulating Effects of Vitamin A on Hemangioma Cell Growth and Phenotype

Key words:

hemangioma

Research Institution:

Children's Hospital Corporation

Location:

Massachusetts

Researcher:

Susan J Braunhut

Project Description:

Dr. Braunhut studied the effects of circulating levels of vitamin A in the blood and how they contribute to the growth of normal cells versus hemangioma cells. Hemangioma is a tumor or malformation of blood vessels that may occur in any part of the body. Her goal was to determine whether or not vitamin A can prevent the tumor cells from dividing and spreading to adjacent connective tissue.

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