The staging of lung cancer was according to tumor size, involvement of lymph node and
metastatic status. But there is a different prognosis in cancer patients of the same stage.
The coagulation status of cancer patients was considered as an important possible prognostic
factor. So in this study, we want to evaluate patients' coagulation status and find the
relation of coagulation status and cancer status.
We thus propose a prospective study using coagulation factors in order to search for the
relationship between cancer stage and pre-coagulation status in Taiwanese lung cancer
patients. We will also evaluate the potential use of tissue factor as a prognosis predictor
in lung cancer patients.
Allocation: Random Sample, Observational Model: Natural History, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional, Time Perspective: Prospective
Chong-Jen Yu, M.D., Ph.D.
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taiwan: Department of Health