Medline ® Abstract for Reference 36
Exocrine pancreas cancer and thromboembolic events: a systematic literature review.
Epstein AS, O'Reilly EM
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2012;10(7):835.
Exocrine pancreas cancer continues to represent a significant therapeutic challenge, with high rates of mortality and morbidity, including from thromboembolic events, which have long been described as a frequent complication of the disease. This article provides a systematic and comprehensive review of the literature to address the clinical and pathologic features recognized in pancreas cancer pertaining to thrombosis, and to discuss ongoing investigations of prophylactic anticoagulation in the hopes of improving disease-related outcomes.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA.