The epidemiology of transplant-associated keratinocyte cancers in different geographical regions

Charlotte M. Proby, Hermina C. Wisgerhof, Delphine Casabonne, Adele C. Green, Catherine A. Harwood, Jan N. Bouwes Bavinck

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    Abstract

    There are believed to be more than 1 million individuals worldwide currently with an organ allograft [1], and a further steep increase in numbers is expected in the next decade. The life-enhancing benefits of organ transplantation are undisputed, but come at a cost. Complications from graft-preserving iatrogenic immunosuppression include a significantly increased risk of malignancy. More than 40 primary malignant neoplasms were reported in the first 4,000 patients to undergo renal transplantation [2], and this early observation has been consistently supported by subsequent studies [3-7].
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCancer Treatment and Research
    Pages75-95
    Number of pages21
    Volume146
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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