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  

Page: 1 2

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:7/13/2014)... ECS is being founded by ... of a special needs child, I have become keenly ... for contemporary special education resources and evidence-based instruction. Emerald ... and families in the Seattle metro area that are ... education. We welcome the opportunity to serve our community ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... MI (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 If Dr. ... program he has just launched at http://www.HealthYourself101.com will ... visceral obesity. , Power has set out to provide ... ill effects that’s actually – dare we say it? – ... program,” says Power, “aims to engage the remote learner – ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 According to the Living ... is a comprehensive guide that features a series of ... KP (keratosis pilaris). This guide consists of 14 ... Keratosis Pilaris? ,     Chapter 2: What Cause KP? ... I Have KP? ,     Chapter 4: Keratosis Pilaris ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 13, 2014 According to the new ... Systems, Airborne Systems, and Naval Systems) - Global Forecasts ... Security and Surveillance Radar market are estimated to be ... a CAGR of 5.97% to reach $8.61 billion by ... with 47 figures spread through 161 pages and in-depth ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, one of the world’s leading wedding dress suppliers, ... . What’s more, all these hot outfits are available at ... spokesman states, “We are proud to announce our new red ... shopping experience. In addition to the big discounts, low shipping ... not always mean bad quality. All the red evening gowns ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Private School, Emerald City School, Founded in Downtown Seattle Now Accepting 1st to 6th Grade Students Who Learn Differently 2Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 2Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 3Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 4Health News:Living With KP Book Review Exposes Jennifer Richards' Keratosis Pilaris Guide – Vkool.com 2Health News:Living With KP Book Review Exposes Jennifer Richards' Keratosis Pilaris Guide – Vkool.com 3Health News:Security and Surveillance Radar Market Estimated to Reach $8.61 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Security and Surveillance Radar Market Estimated to Reach $8.61 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Security and Surveillance Radar Market Estimated to Reach $8.61 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Discounted Red Evening Gown Announced by iFitDress.com 2
... ... CradlePoint MBR1200 Router makes instant Internet access simple for small or remote offices; CradlePoint ... ... 10, 2010 -- Sprint (NYSE: S) has certified CradlePoint’s MBR1200 Failsafe Gigabit N Router ...
... finds , MONDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking tobacco ... and those most likely to indulge are privileged young men ... , Young adults in Montreal who use water pipes, or ... away from their parents and have a higher household income ...
... A study by researchers from the Georgetown ... (GUMC) identifies a potential new combination therapy to "rescue" ... cancers. The findings were published on May 15, ... Therapeutics . Fulvestrant is a common second-line therapy ...
... Flavour is literally the spice of life and for ... would be unthinkable. Yet just this aspect of everyday ... developing abnormal eating behaviours including changes in food preferences, ... evidence that these behaviours are linked to a loss ...
... learn, seem to help later on, study suggests, , ... fed directly from the breast in early infancy tend ... counterparts, new research suggests. , This kind of self-regulation ... has found that breast-feeding protects against obesity. , ...
... ... Price and Dr. Donald Hensrud of Mayo Clinic are scheduled as keynote speakers at ... Atlanta, Georgia. , ... Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) May 10, 2010 -- DTC Perspectives, Inc ., the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CradlePoint Router and Mobile Broadband Adapter Pair With Sprint 4G to Create Instant Offices, Business Continuity Solutions 2Health News:CradlePoint Router and Mobile Broadband Adapter Pair With Sprint 4G to Create Instant Offices, Business Continuity Solutions 3Health News:CradlePoint Router and Mobile Broadband Adapter Pair With Sprint 4G to Create Instant Offices, Business Continuity Solutions 4Health News:CradlePoint Router and Mobile Broadband Adapter Pair With Sprint 4G to Create Instant Offices, Business Continuity Solutions 5Health News:CradlePoint Router and Mobile Broadband Adapter Pair With Sprint 4G to Create Instant Offices, Business Continuity Solutions 6Health News:Hookahs an Unhealthy Hit Among Privileged Young Adults 2Health News:Hookahs an Unhealthy Hit Among Privileged Young Adults 3Health News:Researchers discover new way to 'rescue' treatment sensitivity of breast cancer cells 2Health News:Dementia takes away the meaning of flavors 2Health News:Breast-Fed Babies Know When to Say When 2Health News:Breast-Fed Babies Know When to Say When 3Health News:Dr. Kessler, Congressman Price & Mayo Clinic Headline Inaugural MDPA Conference 2Health News:Dr. Kessler, Congressman Price & Mayo Clinic Headline Inaugural MDPA Conference 3
(Date:7/10/2014)...  Breg, Inc., a premier provider of sports ... knee brace with new innovations to help people, ... to active lifestyles.  FreeRunner,s patent-pending design acts on ... when patients need it most, and the ability ... Patellofemoral issues are the most common cause of ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014 Yesterday, former Congressman ... medical device manufacturing facility. Rep. Kennedy and ... monitors facilitate cutting-edge research in neurological disease and ... mental health advocate, Garen Staglin , created ... fostering fundamental changes that will radically accelerate the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014   Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. ... it has entered into an agreement with Merck KGaA, ... EMD Serono in the United States ... with Merck KGaA,s biopharmaceutical division on the development and ... target using Ventana,s proprietary diagnostic assays. In alignment with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 2Representative Patrick Kennedy visits Moberg's medical device facility to discuss improvement in brain injury care 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 3
... 2010 VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS ... of novel therapeutic products, today reported its financial results for ... Third Quarter HighlightsOn September 21, 2010, ... which showed significant and sustained weight loss of greater than ...
... Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX ) today reported financial results ... Total revenue increased to $46.3 million in the third quarter ... 2009.  Product revenue was $45.8 million in the third quarter of ... the third quarter of 2009. Net income was ...
Cached Medicine Technology:VIVUS Reports Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2010 Financial Results 2VIVUS Reports Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2010 Financial Results 3VIVUS Reports Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2010 Financial Results 4VIVUS Reports Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2010 Financial Results 5VIVUS Reports Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2010 Financial Results 6Genomic Health Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results and Business Progress 2Genomic Health Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results and Business Progress 3Genomic Health Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results and Business Progress 4Genomic Health Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results and Business Progress 5Genomic Health Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results and Business Progress 6Genomic Health Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results and Business Progress 7Genomic Health Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results and Business Progress 8
... The Bledsoe Lever Lock Knee ... quick extension lock of the arthroscopic ... to allow motion for rehabilitation or ... quickly locked "rigidly" in full extension ...
... Cronin, Inc. is a ... Footwear, Orthopedic Softgoods, and ... Our products are of ... available in the USA ...
... The knee is the ... joint. Repetitive or inappropriate stresses ... often lead to excessive strain. ... the knee joint and activates ...
... knee brace provides maximum support ... of sports and activities. Geared ... pads to support medial and ... and hyperextension stop. 3/16" thick, ...
Medicine Products: