Friday, April 12, 2013

Study Finds High Cancer Rates After Kidney Transplantation.

In a recent study of 3708 kidney transplant patients in Québec, the incidence of non-skin cancer was 1%, 4%, and 7% at 1, 5, and 10 years post-transplant, with the most frequent cancer types being kidney (14%), prostate (11%), lung (9%), lymphoproliferative (8%), breast (6%), bladder (6%), colon (5%) pancreas (3%) and thyroid (3%). At the time of presentation, 25% of cancers were invasive (8% locally and 16% metastatic). Age, Caucasian race, and previous rejection episodes were linked with cancer development. The findingswere presented as Abstract 2437 at the 2013 annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Transplantation.

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