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Risk of thromboembolism in cisplatin versus carboplatin-treated patients with lung cancer.

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Summary of "Risk of thromboembolism in cisplatin versus carboplatin-treated patients with lung cancer."

Carboplatin is widely used to treat lung cancer in the United States as an alternative to cisplatin. Several studies have demonstrated that cisplatin-based regimen is associated with a high frequency of thromboembolic complications. However, there has been limited investigation directly comparing the risk of thromboembolic events (TEEs) between cisplatin- and carboplatin-treated patients with lung cancer.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0189410

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