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.
Written for: Oncologists, hematologists, and professionals
in the field of cancer about pathophysiologic mechanisms of cancer-related thrombosis
- Myeloproliferative Disorders
Table of contents
Preface.- 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.- Overview of Cancer and Thrombosis.- Risk Factors for Thrombosis in Cancer Patients.- Thrombotic Microangiopathic Syndromes.- Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in Cancer.- 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.- Index.