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Dialysis, Kidney Transplant Recipients At Higher Risk For Cancer Death

from By Lynn Hetzler

Dialysis and transplant patients face nearly three times the risk of dying from cancer as compared with the general population, according to new research. Previous research has shown that patients on dialysis or have received a kidney transplant are at higher risk of developing cancer, but there have been few studies to assess cancer mortality rates among these patients. To investigate, Eric H. Au, M.B.B.S., of the University of Sydney and colleagues compared the cancer-related mortality rates in kidney transplant recipients and dialysis patients with those of the general population. more

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