Posts Tagged 'cancer'

Post-heart transplant cancer rates are climbing

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More than 10 percent of heart transplant recipients developed cancer between one and five years post-transplantation—most commonly skin cancer—according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Survival in transplant patients with de novo malignancy—the first occurrence of cancer in the body—is markedly shorter than those with no malignancy, reported lead author Jong-Chan Youn, MD, PhD, and colleagues.

“Importantly, the increased risk of mortality was sizeable even for patients diagnosed with skin cancer; this finding is in contrast to the ...

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Inconsistent Guidelines for Screening Transplant Recipients at Higher Cancer Risk

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People who have received organ transplants are at higher risk of developing and dying of cancer than the general population. Yet a new study has found cancer screening guidelines for this group are inconsistent as is the use of these guidelines.

Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital did an international systematic review and found only 13 sets of clinical practice guidelines – recommendations for optimizing patient care generally based on evidence – for cancer screening of transplant recipients. Most were for kidney ...

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Education Corner – Malignancies and Organ Donation

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What are the malignancy transmission and mortality risks in organ donation?
  • Tumor transmission occurs in approximately 1 per 3,000 (0.03%) transplants
  • Mortality varies according to the type of transmitted tumor

Annual Donor Malignancy Transmission Events

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Mortality in Recipients Who Develop Donor-Transmitted Cancer

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