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Medicine - Oncology & Hematology | Coagulation in Cancer

Coagulation in Cancer

Series: Cancer Treatment and Research, Vol. 148

Green, David, Kwaan, Hau C. (Eds.)

2009, XIII, 339 p.

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  • Provides assistance in recognizing various bleeding/clotting disorders associated with cancer
  • Provides current recommendations for the management of hemorrhage
  • Provides current recommendations for prevention and treatment of thrombosis in patients with malignancies

Coagulation in Cancer informs medical professionals working in the field of cancer of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of cancer-related thrombosis and bleeding. It provides assistance in recognizing the various bleeding and clotting disorders associated with cancer and includes current recommendations for the management of hemorrhage, and prevention and treatment of thrombosis in the patient with malignancy.

This volume is a valuable addition to the literature on cancer and coagulation.

"The complex interface between cancer and hemostasis is the focus of this extraordinary text. Distinguished figures in the field dissect the effect of cancer on coagulation and coagulation on cancer. A broad spectrum of topics are covered exploring mechanistic issues and problems of clinical relevance."

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.
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Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Anticoagulants - Dysproteinemias - Myeloproliferative Disorders - Platelets - Thrombosis - Tumors - angiogenesis

Related subjects » Cancer Research - Internal Medicine - Oncology & Hematology

Table of contents 

Alterations in Hemostasis Due to Cancer.- Dysregulation of Hemostasis by Cancer.- Effect of Cancer on Platelets.- Activation of Clotting Factors in Cancer.- The Role of Plasminogen-Plasmin System in Cancer.- The Coagulation System and Angiogenesis.- Thrombotic Disorders Associated with Cancer.- Overview of Cancer and Thrombosis.- Risk Factors for Thrombosis in Cancer Patients.- Thrombotic Microangiopathy Syndromes.- Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) in Cancer.- Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Thrombophilic Clonal Stem Cell Diseases.- Chemotherapy-Associated Thrombosis.- Catheter-Related Thrombosis.- Thrombosis in Childhood Cancer.- Treatment of Venous Thrombosis.- Effects of Anticoagulants on Cancer: Heparins.- Bleeding Disorders Associated with Cancer.- Thrombocytopenia and Cancer.- Bleeding Disorders Associated with Cancer Dysproteinemias.- Control of Bleeding in Cancer.

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