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PURPOSE Although numerous clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy and tolerability of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in patients with chemotherapy-induced anemia (CIA), results of some recent trials and one meta-analysis have suggested that ESAs may negatively impact survival and/or disease control in patients with cancer. METHODS To(More)
Darbepoetin alfa (DA) is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) approved for treating chemotherapy-induced anemia (CIA). Safety concerns have prompted changes to the ESA-product information, which now recommends initiating ESAs at hemoglobin (Hb) levels < 10 g/dL (US) or ≤ 10 g/dL (EU). The present exploratory analysis of a DA trial examined how(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have shown that darbepoetin alfa, an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA), can reduce transfusions and increase hemoglobin (Hb) levels in patients with chemotherapy-induced anemia (CIA). Recent safety concerns, however, have prompted changes to ESA product information. In the European Union and United States, ESA therapy(More)
Background: Several studies have shown that darbepoetin alfa, an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA), can reduce transfusions and increase hemoglobin (Hb) levels in patients with chemotherapy-induced anemia (CIA). Recent safety concerns, however, have prompted changes to ESA product information. In the European Union and United States, ESA therapy(More)
6616 Background: Heparin is an effective treatment option for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer patients on chemotherapy. To date, information on the use of both low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and non-LMWH in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy that have had a prior VTE is lacking. We evaluated heparin treatment patterns as(More)
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