Posts Tagged ‘squamous cell carcinoma’

January 28, 2013

Increased incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in lung transplant recipients taking long-term voriconazole


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Voriconazole is commonly prescribed for treatment of fungal infections in lung transplant recipients. Typically patients are treated for several weeks with this medication. This retrospective study of 120 lung transplant recipients compared the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma in patients with and without voriconazole use. Squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) developed in 39.5% of patients who […]

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January 28, 2013

Increased incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in lung transplant recipients taking long-term voriconazole


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Voriconazole is commonly prescribed for treatment of fungal infections in lung transplant recipients. Typically patients are treated for several weeks with this medication. This retrospective study of 120 lung transplant recipients compared the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma in patients with and without voriconazole use. Squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) developed in 39.5% of patients who […]

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August 17, 2012

High cumulative dose exposure to voriconazole is associated with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in lung transplant recipients


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Immunosuppressive therapies used in lung transplant recipients increase the risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). This retrospective study hypothesized that voriconazole, used for treatment of invasive fungal infections and known to have phototoxic side effects, may be an additional risk factor for SCC in lung transplant recipients. Cumulative exposure to voriconazole was calculated for […]

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August 14, 2011

Increased Incidence and Mortality Associated With Skin Cancers After Cardiac Transplant.


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This multicenter study (based on 32 US centers contributing to the Cardiac Transplant Research Database), provides detailed skin cancer risk information about cardiac transplant recipients that is less influenced by geography or ethnic factors than single-center data.  Such risk factor data can help direct preventive and treatment strategies to the most at-risk individuals.

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