Ischemic Stroke As Cancer Predecessor and Associated Predictors Interview with:

Jacobo Rogado

Dr. Rogado

Dr Jacobo Rogado
Medical oncology fellow
Hospital de La Princesa
Madrid, Spain What is the background for this study?

Response: Some publications have suggested that there is an association between stroke and the subsequent diagnosis of cancer, although others have not confirmed this.

We have addressed this issue with a study conducted at our hospital during two years. We studied a population of about 1000 patients with stroke. We evaluated the incidence of cancer in this population during the follow-up of 18 months, as well as whether there were factors associated with its occurrence. What are the main findings?

Response: We found that 7.6% of patients with stroke developed cancer in our series of patients, and that patients developing cancer had elevated levels of fibrinogen, low hemoglobin, older age, and a past history of cancer.

Since fibrinogen is related to coagulation, one of the mechanisms of the association between stroke and cancer may be a procoagulant state. What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: Patients with stroke are currently followed with clinical assessment and with blood tests that include fibrinogen levels at specified periods, and should continue with this protocol. Is there anything else you would like to add?

Response: Our lines of future research will involve studying the molecular mechanisms by which fibrinogen is involved in the association of stroke and cancer. Thank you for your contribution to the community.

Citation: ESMO 2017 Congress

Abstract 1412P_PR ‘Ischemic stroke as cancer predecessor and associated predictors’ will be presented by Dr Jacobo Rogado during Poster Display Session on Sunday, 10 September, 2017

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Last Updated on September 16, 2017 by Marie Benz MD FAAD