Last year in the UK over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials aimed at improving cancer treatments and making them available to all.
A study to develop a device to help doctors understand more about blood clots in people with cancer
This study was done to collect tissue samples and help develop a device that can give information about the cause of blood clots.
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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that develops in the deep veins of the body. It is also sometimes called venous thromboembolism (VTE). Most blood clots can be treated, but they can be very serious if not.
We know that people with cancer have a higher risk of blood clots. This may be caused by the cancer itself, or by treatment such as chemotherapy or surgery.
This study was done to collect blood and tissue samples from women with ovarian cancer. The research team planned to use these samples to develop a way to find out more about what affects people’s risk of blood clots.
The aim of this study was to develop a device to help doctors look at tissue samples, and find out more about how and why blood clots develop.
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Professor John Greenman
Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer