Venous thromboembolism in the hematologic malignancies.

  title={Venous thromboembolism in the hematologic malignancies.},
  author={Anna Falanga and Marina R Marchetti},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={27 29},
Patients with hematologic malignancies are at high risk of thrombotic or hemorrhagic complications. The incidence of these events is greatly variable and is influenced by many factors, including the type of disease, the type of chemotherapy, and the use of a central venous device. As in solid tumors, a number of clinical risk factors have been identified and contribute to the increasing thrombotic rate in hematologic malignancies. Biologic properties of the tumor cells can influence the… CONTINUE READING
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