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Welcome to your Expert Cancer-Associated Thrombosis Resource.

Venous thromboembolism represents a major clinical challenge in oncology and is the second leading cause of death in cancer patients.

We aim to provide a stimulating suite of educational resources for healthcare professionals who wish to educate themselves further in this complex double-sided clinical relationship between malignancy and thrombosis.

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It is estimated that up to 20% of patients with cancer experience venous thrombosis.2 There is a fivefold higher annual incidence of thrombosis among cancer patients, with about 1 in 1,000 in the general population and 1 in 200 in cancer patients.3

Prevalence of VTE in cancer patients
Prevalence of VTE in cancer patients
Annual incidence of VTE
Annual incidence of VTE


Cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT) may present as a vast range of clinically significant thrombotic complications including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, arterial thrombosis, nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis, superficial thrombophlebitis, catheter-related thrombosis and hepatic venoclusive disease.

As diagnosis of the condition based on clinical grounds alone is unreliable, physicians should select an appropriate objective diagnostic test to confirm or refute their clinical impressions.

3D simulation of the effect of thrombosis within a capillary supplying blood to the brain causing an accumulation of erythrocytes and cerebral ischaemia


The treatment of cancer patients who develop deep venous Thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) is far more clinically challenging than treating VTE in the non-cancer population as the clinical course of cancer patients is characterised by increased rates of both recurrent thromboembolic episodes and bleeding complications


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