Recent clinical studies on patients with malignancies, who were treated with UHF and LMWHs raised the possibility, that these agents may possess an inhibitory effect on tumor progression. Further studies supported that this effect is independent from the anticoagulant and antithrombotic action. In this retrospective study oncological patients with an increased risk for thromboembolism were choosen, who received prophylactic treatment with an LMWH (nadroparin) at least for 6 months. Comparing with the control group, in some subgroups (T3 and T4, as well as M1) the LMWH-treated patients showed a significantly increased survival.
- Tumor progression
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Cancer Research