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Key take-aways from the CX 2019 Highlight Session on Paclitaxel: The Last Word

Elena Ladich (Hollywood, USA) and Roger Greenhalgh (London, UK) discuss the current uncertainty surrounding the use of paclitaxel devices and the need for individual patient-level data analyses going forward to better understand the mortality signal raised by the Katsanos et al meta-analysis.

Ladich believes that “we need to take a step back” and evaluate the data because “the truth takes time”.

Meanwhile, Greenhalgh, emphasises the trade-off in terms of risk and benefit that clinicians have to consider when using these devices in appropriately consented patients.

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Ladich, Elena

Elena Ladich is Medical Director of Cardiovascular Pathology at Memorial Healthcare System in Florida.

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