Estimating risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer in the presence of competing mortality.

@article{Ay2015EstimatingRO,
  title={Estimating risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer in the presence of competing mortality.},
  author={Cihan Ay and Florian Posch and Alexandra Kaider and Christoph Zielinski and Ingrid Pabinger},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={390-7}
}
BACKGROUND In studies on cancer-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE), patients not only are at risk for VTE but also may die from their underlying malignancy. OBJECTIVES In this competing-risk (CR) scenario, we systematically compared the performance of standard (Kaplan-Meier estimator [1-KM]), log-rank test, and Cox model) and specific CR methods for time-to-VTE analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Cancer patients (1542) were prospectively followed for a median of 24 months. VTE occurred in… CONTINUE READING