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author = {Matsuo, K and Hasegawa, K and Yoshino, K and Murakami, R and Hisamatsu, T and Stone, RL and Previs, RA and Hansen, JM and Ikeda, Y and Miyara, A and Hiramatsu, K and Enomoto, T and Fujiwara, K and Matsumura, N and Konishi, I and Roman, LD and Gabra, H and Fotopoulou, C and Sood, AK},
doi = {10.1016/j.ejca.2015.07.012},
journal = {European Journal of Cancer},
pages = {1978--1988},
title = {Venous thromboembolism, interleukin-6 and survival outcomes in patients with advanced ovarian clear cell carcinoma},
url = {},
volume = {51},
year = {2015}

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AB - Background:We compared survival outcomes and risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) among patients with advanced and early-stage ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) and serous ovarian carcinoma (SOC), as well as potential links with interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels.Methods:A multicenter case-control study was conducted in 370 patients with OCCC and 938 with SOC. In a subset of 200 cases, pretreatment plasma IL-6 levels were examined.Findings:Patients with advanced OCCC had the highest 2-year cumulative VTE rates (advanced OCCC 43.1%, advanced SOC 16.2%, early-stage OCCC 11.9% and early-stage SOC 6.4%, P < 0.0001) and the highest median levels of IL-6 (advanced OCCC 17.8 pg/mL, advanced SOC 9.0 pg/mL, early-stage OCCC 4.2 pg/mL and early-stage SOC 5.0 pg/mL, P = 0.006). Advanced OCCC (hazard ratio [HR] 3.38, P < 0.0001), thrombocytosis (HR 1.42, P = 0.032) and elevated IL-6 (HR 8.90, P = 0.046) were independent predictors of VTE. In multivariate analysis, patients with advanced OCCC had significantly poorer 5-year progression-free and overall survival rates than those with advanced SOC (P < 0.01), and thrombocytosis was an independent predictor of decreased survival outcomes (P < 0.01). Elevated IL-6 levels led to poorer 2-year progression-free survival rates in patients with OCCC (50% versus 87.5%, HR 4.89, P = 0.016) than in those with SOC (24.9% versus 40.8%, HR 1.40, P = 0.07).Interpretation:Advanced OCCC is associated with an increased incidence of VTE and decreased survival outcomes, which has major implications for clinical management of OCCC.
AU - Matsuo,K
AU - Hasegawa,K
AU - Yoshino,K
AU - Murakami,R
AU - Hisamatsu,T
AU - Stone,RL
AU - Previs,RA
AU - Hansen,JM
AU - Ikeda,Y
AU - Miyara,A
AU - Hiramatsu,K
AU - Enomoto,T
AU - Fujiwara,K
AU - Matsumura,N
AU - Konishi,I
AU - Roman,LD
AU - Gabra,H
AU - Fotopoulou,C
AU - Sood,AK
DO - 10.1016/j.ejca.2015.07.012
EP - 1988
PY - 2015///
SN - 1879-0852
SP - 1978
TI - Venous thromboembolism, interleukin-6 and survival outcomes in patients with advanced ovarian clear cell carcinoma
T2 - European Journal of Cancer
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VL - 51
ER -