‘Spot the CLOT’: Awareness of cancer-associated thrombosis in healthcare providers

Julia Bayadinova, Laurie Sardo, Lynne Penton, Susan Jenkins


This article is the third in a dedicated series entitled ‘Spot the CLOT’, which aims to raise awareness of cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT) to improve patient and provider education, patient outcomes and, ultimately, reduce the burden of CAT. The first two articles, entitled ‘The significance of VTE in cancer: Introduction of the Spot the CLOT’ (Sardo et al., 2021) and ‘Spot the CLOT: What cancer patients want to know’ (Bayadinova et al., 2022) described CAT, the knowledge deficits of CAT in cancer patients, and strategies for raising awareness and educating patients diagnosed with cancer. The focus of this third article in the series is promoting awareness of CAT in healthcare providers. It will identify knowledge gaps among medical personnel, suggest tools for identifying patients at highest risk, and offer strategies and available resources for increasing awareness among providers.

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