Last updated on August 2019

Apixaban in Preventing Secondary Cancer Related Blood Clots in Cancer Patients Who Have Completed Anticoagulation Therapy

Brief description of study

This randomized phase III trial studies the best dose of apixaban and how well it works in preventing secondary cancer related blood clots in cancer patients who have completed anticoagulation therapy. Apixaban may stop the clotting of blood by blocking some of the enzymes needed for blood clotting.

Detailed Study Description


I. Any episode of major bleeding including fatal bleeding or clinically relevant non-major bleeding.


I. The proportion of patients who experienced at least one such bleeding event within 6 months of beginning treatment.

II. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrence including deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), fatal PE, or arterial thromboembolism.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 groups.

GROUP I: Patients receive lower dose apixaban orally (PO) twice daily (BID) for 365 days.

GROUP II: Patients receive higher dose apixaban PO BID for 365 days.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up for 12 months.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03080883

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