As part of Thrombosis UK's commitment in raising Awareness, Research and Care of Thrombosis. Our own Annya Stephens-Boal was part of the the research committee for the following new study.

Oral anticoagulants for primary prevention, treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolic disease, and for prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation: systematic review, network meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis

The study found that the use of novel oral anticoagulants has advantages over warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation, but there was no strong evidence that they should replace warfarin or low-molecular-weight heparin in the primary prevention, treatment or secondary prevention of venous thromboembolic disease.

Read the full report

or visit: https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/hta/hta21090/#/abstract

Thrombosis UK offer up Travel Fellowship grants to a maximum value of £1,000.

Read more about the work undertaken as a result of Thrombosis UK Travel Fellowship grant support:

Dr Colin Evans

Dr Colin Evans is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the laboratory of Professor Randall Johnson at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge.

His current research investigates mechanisms that regulate the strong positive association between cancer and venous thrombosis - Read More

Dr Sian Sweetland

I am a Statistical Epidemiologist in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford.

My current research investigates the relationship between cancer and venous thromboembolism using questionnaire data from a large UK cohort, the Million Women Study, linked to NHS hospital admissions records, cancer registrations and deaths - Read More

Gael Morrow

I am a 3rd Year PhD Student at the University of Aberdeen in Dr Nicola Mutch’s Lab.

My PhD project has focused on determining the role of platelets in fibrinolysis (the process of breaking down a blood clot). Our laboratory has found that proteins important in fibrinolysis and coagulation are retained on the surface of activated platelets in a protruding "cap" - Read More