Sleep apnea may drive tumor growth by promoting blood vessel formation

A new study sheds light on how sleep apnea might worsen outcomes for cancer patients, revealing that hypoxia - a consequence of the sleep disorder - may promote blood vessel growth in tumors.

Lead researcher Dr. Antoni Vilaseca, of the Hospital Clinic De Barcelona in Spain, and colleagues recently presented their findings at the European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress in Munich, Germany.

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