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Rivaroxaban prophylaxis linked to lower VTE risk in cancer patients

ASH 2018

Key clinical point: Rivaroxaban prophylaxis reduced the rate of venous thromboembolism and venous thromboembolism–related death in cancer patients on systemic therapy at high risk for thrombotic events.

Major finding: In an on-treatment analysis, the composite endpoint occurred in 2.62% of the rivaroxaban patients and 6.41% of placebo patients (hazard ratio, 0.40; 95% confidence interval, 0.20-0.80; P = .007).

Study details: The results from CASSINI included 841 patients with various solid tumors and lymphomas randomized to rivaroxaban or placebo daily.

Disclosures: CASSINI was sponsored by Bayer and Janssen. Dr. Khorana reported disclosures related to Janssen, Bayer, PAREXEL, Sanofi, Pfizer, TriSalus Life Sciences, Halozyme, Seattle Genetics, AngioDynamics, and others.

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