Navigation Links
Liver Transplant Patients at Higher Cancer Risk
Date:10/10/2008

1 in 6 likely to develop some form of disease by 20 years after operation, study says

FRIDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Liver transplant patients have a higher incidence of cancer than the general population, say researchers in Finland.

In a new study published in the October issue of Liver Transplantation, researchers investigated the cancer risk pattern in 540 Finnish liver transplant recipients from Helsinki University Central Hospital. The patients were given transplants between 1982 and 2005.

Transplantation and the immunosuppression therapies that help prevent organ rejection have long been associated with an increased risk of cancer.

In this study, researchers used the Finnish Population Register and the National Cancer Registry to identify 39 post-transplant new cancers in 36 of the 540 liver transplant patients.

"The most common cancer types in our cohort were lymphoma and skin cancer," the study's authors wrote.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma was more common in males, in younger transplant patients, and soon after transplantation. Non-melanoma skin cancer, on the other hand, was more common among older patients and those who received antibody induction therapy.

Interestingly, there was a lower cancer risk among patients with a history of acute rejections.

"Based on our data, one out of six liver transplant patients is estimated to develop some form of cancer by 20 years after transplantation," according to the authors. "This study points out the importance of cancer surveillance after liver transplantation."

More information

The American Liver Foundation has more about liver transplantation.



-- Krisha McCoy



SOURCE: Wiley-Blackwell, news release, Oct. 2, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers use nanoparticles to deliver treatment for brain, spinal cord injuries
2. Video: One A Day(R) and Ellen DeGeneres Team Up to Deliver a Message to Women About Breast Cancer Through The One A Day Womens Wake-Up Call Program
3. Illinois Commerce Commission Delivers $207 Million Ameren Rate Hike
4. Nanobiotix and BiotechCorp Announce Initial Focus of Their Collaboration: P-O-C Diagnostics and Drug Delivery Systems for Tropical Diseases, Such as Malaria
5. Pennsylvania Commission for Women Delivers First Womens Wellness Guide Kiosk to Allegheny County Jail
6. SpectraScience Delivers Cancer Diagnosis System to Mayo Clinic and UCSD/VA for Detecting Esophageal Dysplasia in Patients
7. US must enact measures to support the role of IMGs in US health-care delivery, says ACP
8. Beverage Industry Continues Cutting Calories in Schools, Delivering on Its Commitment to Change Beverage Mix
9. Specialty Renal Pharmacy Delivers One Millionth Prescription
10. Liver Transplant Program Established At Montefiore
11. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards One Million Dollars for Development of Trojan Horse Delivery Technology to Treat Parkinsons Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Liver Transplant Patients at Higher Cancer Risk 
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 ... ... of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ... on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought ... gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event ... audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the ... save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission ... of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WAUSAU, Wis. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... formulated standard products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities ... team of probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa Mohebi, the Los Angeles based ... the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal section, featuring articles written by ... as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , Dr. Mohebi says “I enjoy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation announce a ... sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with trauma-related and ... focused on disruptive health solutions for rare disorders and ... record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and contextual data. ... ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, ... complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug ... approval of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately to ... indicates additional clinical data are needed to further evaluate ... to severely active RA. ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... a strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient ... spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... a medical device used to measure lung function for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: