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World J Gastroenterol. May 21, 2021; 27(19): 2325-2340
Published online May 21, 2021. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v27.i19.2325
Burden of venous thromboembolism in patients with pancreatic cancer
Corinne Frere
Corinne Frere, Department of Haematology, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris F-75013, France
Corinne Frere, INSERM UMRS_1166, Institute of Cardiometabolism And Nutrition, GRC 27 GRECO, Sorbonne Université, Paris F-75013, France
Corinne Frere, Groupe Francophone Thrombose et Cancer, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris F-75010, France
Author contributions: Frere C performed the literature review and drafted the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Corinne Frere, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Haematology, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, 47-83, boulevard de l'Hôpital, Paris F-75013, France.
Received: January 24, 2021
Peer-review started: January 24, 2021
First decision: February 22, 2021
Revised: February 28, 2021
Accepted: April 22, 2021
Article in press: April 22, 2021
Published online: May 21, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common but potentially life-threatening complication in patients with Pancreatic cancer (PC). There is an urgent need to raise awareness on this underrecognized issue. This review discusses the incidence and risk factors of VTE in PC patients, and the results from recent clinical trials for the primary prophylaxis and treatment of VTE in cancer patients supporting the most recent clinical practice guidelines.