Tissue factor-bearing microparticles and CA19.9: two players in pancreatic cancer-associated thrombosis?


Background:Cancer-related venous thromboembolism (VTE) heralds a poor prognosis, especially in pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAC). Tissue factor (TF) is implicated as one of the main culprits in PAC-associated VTE and disease progression.Methods:In a prospective cohort study of 79 PAC patients, we measured plasma CA19–9 and microparticle-associated TF activity… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/bjc.2016.170


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