Angiogenesis is a process of creating new blood vessels in the body. Angiogenesis is a key factor in the development of hard cancers, which depend on a constantly growing supply of blood as they enlarge. Other diseases can be caused by insufficient blood supply to certain organs.
Among such conditions are diabetic ulcers, miscellaneous skin lesions, cardio-vascular diseases, and cerebrovascular events. It is believed that controlling the process of angiogenesis could lead to the development of therapies for such conditions.