Overview of Cancer and Thrombosis

  • Axel C. Matzdorff
  • David Green
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 148)

Historically, the French physician and scientist Armand Trousseau (1801–1867) has been honored as the first scientist to report the association between malignant disorders and thromboembolism [1]. In 1861, in his book Clinique medicale de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Paris, he postulated that most patients with cachexia and thrombosis have undiagnosed cancer. A few years after his observation Trousseau noted thrombophlebitis of his left upper arm and a few months later he succumbed to gastric cancer.


Venous Thromboembolism Polycythemia Vera Essential Thrombocythemia Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin Malignant Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Hematology/OncologyCaritasklinikGermany
  2. 2.Chicago

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