Embolization of tumor cells in patients with cancer who suffer a stroke

Takeaway

  • The presence of tumor cells within intraarterial thrombi is unlikely in patients with cancer who suffer from a stroke.

Why this matters

  • Recent studies have reported increased incidence of ischemic stroke among cancer patients possibly due to increased survival times and new targeted therapies.

  • The role of circulating tumor cells in the development of intraarterial thrombi remains unexplored.