Second cancers more common in people who receive donor stem cell transplantsBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39048.334595.DB (Published 30 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1140
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- 1New York
Patients who received haematopoietic donor stem cell transplants to treat diseases such as leukaemia or myelodysplastic syndrome have almost double the risk of developing a second cancer in later years, compared with the general population. A study in the journal Cancer has found that the risk was almost four times higher for patients older than 40 years and for men patients receiving transplants from a female donor (2006 Nov 27, doi: 10.1002/cncr.22375).
The study reviewed …