Transplantation

Livers donated after cardiac death safe for use by liver cancer patients

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Livers donated to cancer patients by individuals that died of cardiac death do not yield outcomes worse than those donated by people dying from brain death.

Cancer deaths are higher among organ transplant recipients

Cancer deaths are higher among organ transplant recipients

This research has uncovered a number of biomarkers that indicate if a transplant patient may be more likely to develop cancer

Skin cancer incidence up after pancreas transplantation

Skin cancer incidence up after pancreas transplantation

Nonmelanoma skin cancers common after transplant, especially in recipients with prior skin cancer.

Treatment beyond liver transplantation criteria may improve patient outcomes

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Patients with liver cancer may benefit from treatment beyond transplantation criteria, according to a study published in Liver Transplantation (2010 Aug;16(8):925-9).

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