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COR2ED Medical Education: In this podcast episode, Prof Dimitrios Tsakiris (Haematologist, Basel University, Switzerland) and Dr Lars Asmis (Haematologist, University of Zurich, Switzerland) discuss the association between thrombosis and cancer.
Experts discuss how different tumours affect the risk for thrombosis in patients and genetic disorders such as thrombophilia. They cover multiple scores (Khorana, Vienna, PROTECHT and Pabinger) that might help to categorise thrombosis risk in oncology patients.
The discussion moves to how cancer patients with thrombosis should be treated and the duration of treatment of low molecular weight heparins and direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), with reference to the CLOT study and recent guidelines. In addition, they discuss whether there should be a different approach with hospital in- and out-patients
Finally, both experts discuss anticoagulation and oncocardiology and the higher incidences of atrial fibrillation reported in cancer patients.