Ischemic Stroke As Cancer Predecessor and Associated Predictors

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Jacobo Rogado

Dr. Rogado

Dr Jacobo Rogado
Medical oncology fellow
Hospital de La Princesa
Madrid, Spain

MedicalResearch.com: 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.

MedicalResearch.com: 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.

MedicalResearch.com: 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.

MedicalResearch.com: 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.

MedicalResearch.com: Thank you for your contribution to the MedicalResearch.com 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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