Lung Cancer: Characterizing baseline and post-chemotherapy platelet activation in lung cancer patients
Basic Study Information
This is a laboratory study of platelet function in patient with lung cancer before and after chemotherapy. healthy (non-cancer) control subjects are also offered participation in this study.
The purpose of the study is to study platelet activation before and after chemotherapy. Platelets are the cells in your blood stream that are responsible for blood clotting. Platelets may also be important for abnormal blood clotting in cancer patients and in promoting the growth and spread of cancer cells. The goals of this study are to look for changes in platelet activity over the course of one chemotherapy cycle and to investigate if these changes are related to other clinical factors like abnormal blood clot formation.