And Transplanted Malignancy

Israel Penn

Supported in part by a grant from the Veterans Administration

Problems with cancer may be encountered in transplant patients in three sets of circumstances: 1) Inadvertently grafted neoplasms transmitted with organs obtained from donors with malignancies, 2) Tumors arising spontaneously de novo after transplantation, and 3) Recurrence of cancers treated prior to transplantation. In this essay, one will briefly cover the first two topics. Most of the material presented is based on publications from the Cincinnati Transplant Tumor Registry (CTTR).1-4

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