New guidelines for VTE in cancer patients

April 10, 2006

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has announced new guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of venous thromboembolic (VTE) disease. According to the organization, cancer patients are at high risk for VTE, which could lead to a deadly pulmonary embolism if not recognized and treated appropriately.

New guidelines for VTE in cancer patients

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has announced new guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of venous thromboembolic (VTE) disease. According to the organization, cancer patients are at high risk for VTE, which could lead to a deadly pulmonary embolism if not recognized and treated appropriately. The new guidelines will be included as part of NCCN's Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology and are available at http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/PDF/vte.pdf.

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