Influence of immunosuppression on the prevalence of cancer after kidney transplantation.

  title={Influence of immunosuppression on the prevalence of cancer after kidney transplantation.},
  author={Roberto Marc{\'e}n and Julio Pascual and Ana Mar{\'i}a Tato and Jos{\'e} L. Teruel and Juan Jos{\'e} Villafruela and Myriam R Fernandez and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Tenorio and F. J. Burgos and J. M. Ortu{\~n}o},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  volume={35 5},
The prevalence of cancer in renal transplant patients is greater than in the general population. It is influenced by demographic and ethnic characteristics. We performed a retrospective study of 793 patients who received 872 kidney transplants at our center during 23 years. The age at transplantation was 41.4+/-14.0 years, the follow up 75.4+/-69.4 months. The cohorts include 203 patients treated with azathioprine-prednisone; 510, cyclosporine-based therapy; and 159, tacrolimus-based therapy… CONTINUE READING


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