Circulating endothelial cells and circulating endothelial progenitors

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The roles of circulating endothelial cells (CECs) and circulating endothelial progenitors (CEPs) are currently being investigated in several diseases including cancer and metastases development. Preclinical and clinical data suggest that CEC enumeration might be useful to identify patients who might benefit from anti-angiogenic treatments while CEPs seem to have a "catalytic" role in different steps of cancer progression and recurrence after therapy. The definition of CEC and CEP phenotypes and the standardization of CEC and CEP enumeration procedures are highly warranted to use these cells as biomarkers in clinical trials in oncology, and to compare results from different studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Results in Cancer Research
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameRecent Results in Cancer Research
ISSN (Print)00800015


  • Angiogenesis
  • Endothelial cells
  • Endothelial progenitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


Dive into the research topics of 'Circulating endothelial cells and circulating endothelial progenitors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this