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Mayo researchers say oral apixaban safe and effective for treating blood clots in cancer patients

19:00 EST 2 Dec 2018 | AAAS

(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers have found that an oral drug, apixaban, used to treat blood clots in patients undergoing cancer therapy, is safe and effective. The drug was associated with fewer major bleeding events and fewer recurrent blood clots, compared to low-molecular- weight heparin. Their findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology by Robert McBane II M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist.

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