Managing cancer risk and decision making after kidney transplantation

Angela C. Webster, Germaine Wong, Jonathan C. Craig, Jeremy Robert Chapman

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Kidney transplant recipients are at higher risk of cancer at most sites, and cancer after transplantation causes considerable morbidity and mortality. To optimize long‐term patient outcomes, clinicians balance the prospect of graft failure and dialysis, with competing risks of diabetes, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and the risk of malignancy. In this paper we critically examine the assumptions underpinning primary prevention, immunization, chemoprevention and screening programs, and highlight considerations when applying evidence to the kidney transplant population, and suggest a clinical research agenda that aims to define a rational approach to managing post transplant cancer risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2185-2191
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Cancer
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Risk assessment
  • Screening


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