2008 - Review: Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents increase mortality and venous thromboembolism in cancer-associated anemia

Thomé, Stephan
August 2008
ACP Journal Club;8/19/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 2, p6
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study regarding the role of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in increasing mortality and venous thromboembolism in cancer patients with anemia and presents the author's views on it. It describes the procedure of the study, which showed that ESAs increased mortality in cancer patients more than control treatment or placebo. The author stresses that the study provides significant data on the magnitude of risks for thrombosis with ESA use in cancer patients.


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