Plasma von Willebrand factor antigen levels in non-small cell lung cancer patients

Francesca Martini, Patrizia Ferroni, Fiorella Guadagni, Stefania Basili, Antonella Spila, Roberta D'Alessandro, Davide Mineo, Anastasia Laudisi, Ilaria Portarena, Sabrina Mariotti, Vincenzo Ambrogi, Tommaso C. Mineo, Mario Roselli

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Background: To analyze the behavior of circulating von Willebrand factor antigen (vWf:Ag) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients and Methods: Pre-surgical vWf:Ag levels were measured in 64 patients with histologically diagnosed NSCLC compared to 64 patients with benign pulmonary diseases, as well as 64 age- and sex-matched controls. Results: Patients with NSCLC had mean vWf:Ag concentrations lower than either controls or benign patients (p=0.001). CEA was the only variable predictive of low vWf:Ag levels (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-407
Number of pages5
JournalAnticancer Research
Issue number1 B
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005


  • Carcinoembryonic antigen
  • Lung cancer
  • Von Willebrand antigen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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