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MA13 - Going Back to the Roots! (ID 139)
- Event: WCLC 2019
- Type: Mini Oral Session
- Track: Advanced NSCLC
- Presentations: 1
- Now Available
MA13.02 - Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism at the Time of Lung Cancer Diagnosis: A Multicenter, Prospective Observational Trial (Rising-VTE/NEJ037) (Now Available) (ID 1195)
14:00 - 15:30 | Author(s): Kazunori Fujitaka
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a most well-known kind of cancer associated thrombosis, and a common complication of malignancy. However, little is known about the incidence of VTE at the time of lung cancer diagnosis. This information is important for clinicians and patients to inform their decision-making about cancer treatment.Method
The Rising-VTE/NEJ037 study was a multicenter, prospective, observational study with 40 participating Japanese institutions. It included 1,021 patients diagnosed with lung cancer unsuitable for radical resection or radiation between June 2016 and August 2018. The incidence of VTE and characteristics of patients diagnosed with VTE based on contrast-enhanced computed tomography or ultrasonography of the leg are described. Diagnosis of VTE was confirmed via central review by two radiologists.Result
Baseline data was available for 1,013 patients. The median age was 71 years (range 30-94). Eighty-six percent of patients had non-small cell lung cancer and 13.5% had small cell lung cancer. Histological types included adenocarcinoma (N=645, 63.7%), squamous cell carcinoma (N=180, 17.8%), small-cell lung cancer (N=137, 13.5%) and others (N=42, 4.1%). There were 59 patients (5.8%) diagnosed with VTE, of whom 53.9% had deep vein thrombosis (DVT), 28.7% had pulmonary embolism (PE) and 24.6% had both DVT and PE. Most patients with VTE had adenocarcinomas (89.1%).Conclusion
The incidence of VTE in this study seems to be higher than in the clinical setting, suggesting that screening may be desirable. Adenocarcinoma of the lung seems to be a risk factor for VTE that we should consider more carefully. The primary endpoint of this trial is the rate of symptomatic or asymptomatic recurrence or newly diagnosed VTE during 2 years after registration. Follow-up is ongoing, with a report of final findings planned for 2021. Clinical trial information: UMIN000020194. Funding: Daiichi Sankyo Company.
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