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Increased cancer death risk after solid organ transplant

from Medscape

Now that they are living longer, solid organ transplant recipients face an increased risk of dying from cancer. The incidence of cancer deaths in SORTs is 2.84 times higher than that of the general population, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in JAMA Oncology. "Our study represents, to our knowledge, the largest population-based study evaluating cancer mortality from post-transplant de novo and recurrent malignant neoplasms in all SOTRs," the researchers write in their discussion. more


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