November 18, 2011

Spectrum of Cancer Risk Among US Solid Organ Transplant Recipients


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Malignancy is a well-recognized complication of organ transplantation. Most studies have focused on renal transplant recipients. This study uses US registry data to examine the risk of cancer among recipients of kidney, liver, lung, and heart transplants. While the risk of cancer was increased in all groups of patients, there were variations in cancer risk for some cancers between types of organ transplants.

Cardiac Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Lung Transplantation, Renal Transplantation

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