Researchers have found that kidney transplant could result in increased chances of cancer.
This study has been conducted by Italian researchers and published online in the European Journal of Cancer.
Researchers in this study worked on 7,217 kidney transplant recipients, in whom the transplantation was done in the years between 1997 and 2007, and followed up until 2009.
Researchers found that 395 patients were diagnosed with de novo cancers including Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS), post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD), particularly non-Hodgkin’ lymphoma (NHL), lung, kidney and prostate as the most common types.
If we consider the geographical distribution, researchers have reported that the kidney transplant recipients from Southern Italy have decreased chances of kidney cancer and solid tumors while they are at increased risk of Kaposi’s sarcoma as compared to the recipients born in Northern Italy. Read More …