November 26, 2012

Long-term follow-up of lung and heart transplant recipients with pre-transplant malignancies


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This retrospective study identified all pre lung or heart transplant patients with pre-Tx malignancies. The patients were divided into 3 groups by pre-Tx cancer-free interval: Group I,<12 months (n = 24); Group II,≥12 to<60 months (n = 18); and Group III,≥60 months (n = 71). Pre-TX cancer-free survival of ≥5 years appears to be associated with the lowest recurrence. However, recurrence is related to the time the patients were cancer-free.

Cardiac Transplantation, Lung Transplantation

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