Nephrology & Transplantation
The Surgical clinics of North America
Humans, Immunosuppression, Neoplasms, Organ Transplantation, Risk Factors
Posttransplant malignancy is a leading cause of death after solid organ transplantation (SOT). Recipients of SOT are at significantly higher risk of multiple cancers compared with the general population, most notably nonmelanoma skin cancer and posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders. Risk factors for posttransplant malignancy include history of malignancy, immunosuppression, oncogenic viral infections, sun exposure, and disease-specific associations. Early detection and treatment of malignancies can improve survival.
Rossi, Ana P and Klein, Christina L, "Posttransplant Malignancy." (2019). Maine Medical Center. 1365.