Posted on November 01, 2011
Organ transplant recipients in the United States have a high risk of developing 32 different types of cancer, according to a new study of transplant recipients which fully describes the range of malignancies that occur. Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and their colleagues evaluated medical data from more than 175,700 transplant recipients, accounting for about 40 percent of all organ transplant recipients in the country. The results of this study appeared in the Nov. 2, 2011, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) press release for the study
News article in NCI's bi-weekly newsletter the Cancer Bulletin (Archive)
Research highlight in the DCEG Linkage Newsletter
Feature article in the DCEG Linkage Newsletter