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  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with cancer.

  • Patients with cancer are significantly more likely to develop VTE than people without cancer and experience higher rates of VTE recurrence and bleeding complications during VTE treatment.

ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline 


Useful links:

Cancer and Thrombosis - British Society for Haematology

ASCO Clinical Practice Guidelines- Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis and Treatment in Patients With Cancer - Update August 2019

International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis here

Problem Solving in Acute Oncology (Second Edition)  Complications of Cancer- case study 28 -  Venous Thromboembolism written by Nick Wreglesworth, Anna Mullard and Helen Innes 

What is cancer-associated thrombosis? Professor Simon Noble  - You tube

Cancer Clot website here


Michael B. Streiff, Syed Ali Abutalib, Dominique Farge, Martina Murphy, Jean M. Connors, Gregory Piazza Update on Guidelines for the Management of Cancer-Associated Thrombosis  First published: 04 December 2020

Lucia Caiano, Marc Carrier, Andrea Marshall, Annie M. Young, Walter Ageno, Aurélien Delluc, Tzu-Fei Wang  Outcomes among patients with cancer and incidental or symptomatic venous thromboembolism: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis First published: 23 June 2021



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