Journal article

Thromboembolism in lung cancer - An area of urgent unmet need

M Alexander, S Kirsa, R Wolfe, M MacManus, D Ball, B Solomon, K Burbury

LUNG CANCER | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Thromboembolism is common in lung cancer. Current thromboprophylaxis guidelines lack specific recommendations for appropriate strategies in this high thrombotic risk patient cohort. We profiled lung cancer patients receiving anti-cancer therapy. Thromboembolism incidence and thromboembolism-related mortality rates are reported and we explored patient, disease, and treatment-related risk factors associated with higher thrombotic rates. METHODS: Retrospective review of lung cancer patients referred to a Comprehensive Cancer Centre between 01/07/2011 and 30/06/2012 for anti-cancer therapy. Data were collected from medical, pharmacy, pathology and diagnostic imaging electronic reco..

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