Skin cancer in Caucasian renal allograft recipients living in a subtropical climate.


Between September, 1969, and December, 1978, 290 patients received 325 cadaveric renal allografts; 11 others transplanted elsewhere were also observed. Cancers developed in 28 patients (9.3%); 26 of these (93%) had skin cancers. The incidence of skin cancer increased by 5% annually after the first year of graft function, to a cumulative 44% in those… (More)