Transmission of donor cancer into cardiothoracic transplant recipients.

  title={Transmission of donor cancer into cardiothoracic transplant recipients.},
  author={Joseph F. Buell and Jennifer Trofe and Michael J. Hanaway and Agnes Lo and Bruce R. Rosengard and Horacio Rilo and Rita R. Alloway and Thomas M. Beebe and M. Roy First and E. Steve Woodle},
  volume={130 4},
  pages={660-6; discussion 666-8}
BACKGROUND The demand for transplantable organs exceeds donor supply. Patients with central nervous system (CNS) or other tumors are controversial donors, and the donor cancer transmission rates in cardiothoracic transplant recipients have not been determined. The Israel Penn International Transplant Tumor Registry (IPITTR) was queried to define the risk of donor cancer transmission in cardiothoracic transplant recipients. METHODS All heart, lung, or heart-lung recipients of organs from… CONTINUE READING
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