The aims of this study are to: (a) confirm the prognostic significance of the procoagulant molecules D dimer, thrombin-antithrombin complex (TAT), and plasmin-α2-plasmin inhibitor complex (PIC); (b) to evaluate hemostatic activation in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); and (c) to delineate the relationships between markers of hemostasis and other clinical characteristics. In this study, a low PIC/TAT ratio and poor PS were significant independent negative prognostic factors for survival in patients with advanced NSCLC. The PIC/TAT ratio may become a surrogate marker for treatment with anticoagulants in the future.
- D dimmer
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Plasmin-a2-plasmin inhibitor complex (PIC)
- Prognostic factor
- Thrombin-antithrombin complex (TAT)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research