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Blood & Cancer

71 EpisodesProduced by MDedge Hematology OncologyWebsite

Interview-style hematology/oncology podcast from MDedge Hematology-Oncology. The show is hosted by Dr. David Henry with Pearls from Dr. Ilana Yurkiewicz for clinical hematology and oncology health care professionals. The information in this podcast is provided for informational and educational purpo… read more


Anticoagulation in cancer

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In this episode, Alok Khorana, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic joins David H. Henry, MD, to discuss results from the CASSINI trial and what it means for anticoagulation in cancer patients.

And Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, begins part 1 of her look at informed consent.

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Show notes 
By Hitomi Hosoya, MD, PhD
Resident in the department of internal medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System

- One in five cancer patients develop venous thromboembolism (VTE).

- The Khorana scoring system was developed and validated to stratify the VTE risk in cancer patients. The score is determined by the type of cancer, complete blood counts, and BMI.

- The CASSINI trial was aimed at determining the efficacy of oral factor Xa inhibitor for thromboprophylaxis in ambulatory patients with cancer who had a Khorana score of 2 or greater and were initiating chemotherapy.

- In total, 4.5% of the potential cohort had deep vein thrombosis (DVT) at screening ultrasound and were excluded from the study.

- The trial showed that rivaroxaban led to a substantially lower incidence of VTE, compared with the placebo group during the intervention period.


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