Gastroenterology

Early VTE linked with worse survival in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma




Frequent and early onset of venous thromboembolism are associated with decreased progression-free survival and overall survival among patients diagnosed with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, according to study results.
Dominique Farge, MD, of McGill University, and colleagues wrote that the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) is higher in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) than any other cancer, with rates as high as 51% in some cohorts.
“However, no study has yet prospectively assessed the relative importance of patients and tumor characteristics, cancer treatments, and the

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