Risk of cancer after blood transfusion from donors with subclinical cancer: a retrospective cohort study.

@article{Edgren2007RiskOC,
  title={Risk of cancer after blood transfusion from donors with subclinical cancer: a retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Gustaf Edgren and Henrik Hjalgrim and Marie Reilly and Trung Nam Tran and Klaus Rostgaard and Agneta Shanwell and Kjell Einar Titlestad and Johanna Adami and Agneta Wikman and Casper Jersild and Gloria Gridley and Louise Wideroff and Olof Nyr{\'e}n and Mads Melbye},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={369 9574},
  pages={1724-30}
}
BACKGROUND Although mechanisms for detection of short-term complications after blood transfusions are well developed, complications with delayed onset, notably transmission of chronic diseases such as cancer, have been difficult to assess. Our aim was to investigate the possible risk of cancer transmission from blood donors to recipients through blood transfusion. METHODS We did a register-based retrospective cohort study of cancer incidence among patients who received blood from donors… CONTINUE READING
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