Study: Transplant patients may be more susceptible to skin cancer

02/21/2012 | SkinAndAllergyNews.com

Patients who have received a solid organ transplant might be at higher risk for aggressive skin cancers of the head and neck, a study at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital found. Researchers studied the records of 3,639 patients who had received a solid organ transplant from 1990 through 2011. Though the overall incidence was low, the skin cancers that did occur tended to be aggressive and were associated with shorter survival times, the researchers said. "We believe these patients require aggressive screening, treatment and follow-up," the study's leader said.

View Full Article in:

SkinAndAllergyNews.com

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Assistant General Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel
Genentech
South San Francisco, CA
Senior Analyst Compliance
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Legal Counsel
Alcon
Fort Worth, TX
Director, Senior Legal Counsel
Alcon
Fort Worth, TX
Attorney
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Office of the Chief Counsel
Silver Spring, MD, MD