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Organ transplantation may link to deaths from cancer, study finds

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 11 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i83
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Patients who receive kidney, liver, heart, or lung transplants are at higher risk of dying from cancer than the general population, research published in JAMA Oncology has found.1

Canadian researchers carried out a population based cohort study of patients who underwent solid organ transplantation in Ontario from 1991 to 2010, with 85 557 person years of follow-up until 31 December 2011. Using data from the Canadian Organ Replacement Register, the Ontario Cancer Registry, and the …

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