Cancer-Associated Venous Thromboembolic Disease, Version 2.2021, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Cancer-Associated Venous Thromboembolic Disease focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with cancer who have developed or who are at risk for developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). VTE is a significant concern among cancer patients, who are at heightened risks for developing as well as dying from the disease. The management of patients with cancer with VTE often requires multidisciplinary efforts at treating institutions. The NCCN panel comprises specialists from various fields: cardiology, hematology/hematologic oncology, internal medicine, interventional radiology, medical oncology, pharmacology/pharmacy, and surgery/surgical oncology. This article focuses on VTE prophylaxis for medical and surgical oncology inpatients and outpatients, and discusses risk factors for VTE development, risk assessment tools, as well as management methods, including pharmacological and mechanical prophylactics. Contraindications to therapeutic interventions and special dosing, when required, are also discussed.

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Cited Authors

  • Streiff, MB; Holmstrom, B; Angelini, D; Ashrani, A; Elshoury, A; Fanikos, J; Fertrin, KY; Fogerty, AE; Gao, S; Goldhaber, SZ; Gundabolu, K; Ibrahim, I; Kraut, E; Leavitt, AD; Lee, A; Lee, JT; Lim, M; Mann, J; Martin, K; McMahon, B; Moriarty, J; Morton, C; Ortel, TL; Paschal, R; Schaefer, J; Shattil, S; Siddiqi, T; Sudheendra, D; Williams, E; Hollinger, L; Nguyen, MQ

Published Date

  • October 15, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1181 - 1201

PubMed ID

  • 34666313

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2021.0047


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States