Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis and Treatment in Patients With Cancer: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Update

This is a clinical practice guideline for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), in adult patients with cancer. The guideline discusses whether anticoagulation is appropriate for the prophylaxis of VTE in hospitalized patients with cancer, ambulatory patients with cancer who are receiving systemic chemotherapy, and patients who are undergoing surgery (i.e. preoperatively). Risk prediction, awareness of VTE among patients, and the optimal methods for treating established VTE, are also discussed.