Professor Carlo Patrono discusses platelets, cardiovascular risk & cancer

Donald Singer with Carlo Patrono at EACPT Stand

EACPT Lifetime Award winner Professor Carlo Patrono from Rome discusses
platelets, cardiovascular disease and cancer with EACPT Secretary Professor Donald Singer.
Key themes include
– why the interest in platelets
– importance of bioassay
– studies with low dose aspirin
– the role of platelets in carcinogenesis

Listen to the podcast discussion with Professor Carlo Patrono.

Download transcript of podcast

Selected reading
Gustav Born & Carlo Patrono. Antiplatelet drugs. British Journal of Pharmacology (2006) 147, S241–S251.
Carlo Patrono and Bianca Rocca. The Future of Antiplatelet Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease. Annu. Rev. Med. 2010. 61:49–61
Giovanni Davì and Carlo Patrono. Platelet Activation and Atherothrombosis. N Engl J Med 2007;357:2482-94.
Michael J. Thun, Eric J. Jacobs and Carlo Patrono. The role of aspirin in cancer prevention. Nat. Rev. Clin. Oncol. 2012 doi:10.1038/nrclinonc.2011.199


Around 600 young and senior pharmacologists and other delegates from 5 continents were in Geneva at the end of August, for the 11th biennial Congress of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT). 

More about the 11th EACPT Congress in Geneva.

Paddle steamer by Hôtel de la Paix, Geneva


Viewand download Congress Programme

View Congress Abstracts ONLINE at the Clinical Therapeutics website.

The Geneva Congress brought together a wide range of international delegates, including health professionals, clinical and life scientists, policy makers, professionals from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical communities and others interested in the spectrum from basic to clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapy, and from drug discovery to regulatory affairs. For the Geneva Congress, there were 101 invited speakers from 21 countries – 15 from the European region and a further 6 countries internationally, from the USA, Canada, New Zealand, China, Benin and India. Around 300 abstracts from 57 countries from all 5 continents were presented as oral and poster communications. 

Future EACPT Congresses and Summer Schools
2014 – 11th EACPT Summer School – Nijmegen: 5-8 July
2015 – 12th EACPT Congress – Madrid
2017 – 13th EACPT Congress – Prague
2019 – 14th EACPT Congress – Stockholm 

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