Update in hematology and oncology

Ann Intern Med. 2010 May 18;152(10):655-62. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-152-10-201005180-00244. Epub 2010 Apr 21.


This Update in Hematology and Oncology features 16 articles published in 2009 that the authors judged to be of high clinical relevance. Hematology topics include the use of dabigatran, anticoagulation in patients with deep venous thrombosis, estimation of warfarin dose, use of oral vitamin K to counter overanticoagulation, and adverse effects of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. Oncology topics include screening for prostate and breast cancer, hormone replacement therapy and risk for breast cancer, cancer genomics and targeted therapies, short- and long-term cardiac effects of cancer treatment, and palliative care for patients with cancer.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Hematologic Agents / adverse effects
  • Hematologic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Hematologic Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening
  • Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Neoplasms* / epidemiology
  • Neoplasms* / therapy
  • Risk Factors


  • Hematologic Agents