Risk of Kaposi's sarcoma and of other cancers in Italian renal transplant patients

D. Serraino, P. Piselli, C. Angeletti, E. Minetti, A. Pozzetto, G. Civati, S. Bellelli, F. Farchi, F. Citterio, G. Rezza, S. Franceschi, G. Busnach

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Abstract

A follow-up study of 1844 renal transplant patients in Italy showed a 113-fold increased risk for Kaposi's sarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma risk was higher in persons born in southern than in northern Italy. Significant increases were also observed for cancers of the lip, liver, kidney and for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-575
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume92
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 14 2005

Keywords

  • Cancer risk
  • Italy
  • Kaposi's sarcoma
  • Liver cancer
  • Renal transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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    Serraino, D., Piselli, P., Angeletti, C., Minetti, E., Pozzetto, A., Civati, G., Bellelli, S., Farchi, F., Citterio, F., Rezza, G., Franceschi, S., & Busnach, G. (2005). Risk of Kaposi's sarcoma and of other cancers in Italian renal transplant patients. British Journal of Cancer, 92(3), 572-575. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bjc.6602346