Management of Non-melanoma Skin Cancer in Transplant Recipients

Transplant recipients have a significantly higher risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancers compared with the general population and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) are the most common post-transplant malignancies. Although in the general population BCC outnumbers SCC 4:1, in transplant patients this ratio is reversed and SCC is more common, with a 65- to 250-fold increased incidence. As patients in immunosuppressed states are living longer after transplants, the incidence of skin cancer in this population continues to increase.
Source: Clinical Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Overview Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Both cancer incidence and mortality are remarkably increased after heart transplantation, with the relative incidence most elevated for SCC, lip and other oral cancers, and for NHL. PMID: 30821595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Dermatological follow-up is important in OTRs, due to the higher risk of tumors and mainly NMSC. Clinical and environmental factors, including cigarette smoking, are useful in characterizing OTR with higher risk of NMSC. PMID: 30251802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated the increased risk of skin cancer in transplant patients during the first 7 years of follow-up and made the dermatologists aware about the need of a regular cutaneous follow up for this subset of patients. PMID: 30229636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
Cutaneous Squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is after basal cell carcinoma the second most common non-melanoma skin cancer and accounts for 20% of all cutaneous malignancies [1]. Particularly effected are organ transplant recipients (OTRs) with a 65 to 250 higher risk than the general population due to their immunosuppression as major risk factor [2]. Moreover, cSCC in OTRs are often quite aggressive with high recurrence rates, metastasis and death [3]. The most widely used agents to prevent graft rejection in solid OTRs are calcineurin-inhibitors in combination with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and corticosteroids as the stand...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Science - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Liver transplant recipients are not at a lower risk of NMSC than RTR. Our study supports routine and regular post-transplant skin surveillance of all LTR, like other OTR. PMID: 29292515 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Australasian Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Australas J Dermatol Source Type: research
Abstract: Background: Immunosuppressive therapy, which is necessary to avoid graft rejection in renal transplant recipients, presents an increased risk of several pathologies, namely infectious and neoplastic. Objectives: To identify the most frequent skin diseases and their clinical and demographical risk factors within a population of renal transplant recipients. Methods: A retrospective study of renal transplant recipients referred to dermatology visit and observed for the first time from January 2008 to December 2014. Results: The study included 197 patients, 120 men (60,9%). Mean age was 50,7 years ( ±13,4). 12...
Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
We report the effect of P+SS, applied for 16 weeks, in a case series of 10 OTR subjects with multiple AK lesions. P+SS treatment was associated with a relevant AK lesion reduction (#x3e;75%) in 7 patients (with a complete clearance in 3 subjects) with an improvement in the field of cancerization. This medical device could be considered a promising long-term curative and preventive treatment in OTR patients at high risk of non-melanoma skin cancers.Case Rep Dermatol 2017;9:211 –216
Source: Case Reports in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Non-melanoma skin cancer was a common reason for dermatology consultation in Portuguese KTRs. It is imperative for KTRs to have access to specialized dermatology consultation for early referral and treatment of skin malignancies.
Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
One randomised trial has been done to date that compares different ways of using sunscreen and physical barrier methods to protect against common non-melanoma skin cancers. The quality of evidence to date is low but the review team urge caution in changing behaviour on the basis of the review findings.Keratinocyte cancer is a more common but less serious type of skin cancer than melanoma. It comprises basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC). The main risk factor for keratinocyte cancer is exposure to ultraviolet radiation, which is a component of sunlight. The incidence of this type of cance...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
Conclusions De novo mTOR inhibition was associated with a substantially and significantly reduced risk of basal cell carcinoma of the skin after kidney transplantation. A significant reduction of the incidence of other cancers was not found.
Source: Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Renal Transplantation Source Type: research
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