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Newly diagnosed GI cancer at risk for venous thromboembolism

Miriam Davis   |   Clinical Summary   |   23 January 2023
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Takeaway

  • Newly diagnosed patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, especially those with pancreatic and liver cancer, are at risk of life-threatening venous thromboembolism (VTE), a nationwide Danish cohort study finds.
  • 1-year VTE risk varies by the type of GI cancer.
  • Mortality from VTE is high, at 33.3%.

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