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Blood transfusions for anaemia in patients with advanced cancer

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Article numberCD009007
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2012
<mark>Journal</mark>Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number2
Volumen/a
Number of pages23
StatePublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Anaemia occurs in 68% to 77% of patients with advanced cancer, however, only a minority of patients who are admitted to a hospice receive a blood transfusion. It is unclear what the benefit of blood transfusion is in advanced cancer, who is most likely to respond and also for how long. Hence we conducted a systematic review to assess the use of blood transfusion in advanced cancer.