© 1996

Cancer in Transplantation: Prevention and Treatment

Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Transplantation and Clinical Immunology, 22–24 May 1995

  • J. L. Touraine
  • J. Traeger
  • H. Bétuel
  • J. M. Dubernard
  • J. P. Revillard
  • C. Dupuy

Part of the Transplantation and Clinical Immunology book series (TRAC, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerhard Opelz, Volker Schwarz, Helen Grayson, Robin Henderson, Raimund Schnobel, Thomas Wujciak et al.
      Pages 17-23
    3. Nicole Lefrançois, Anne Claire Marrast, Jeanne-Luce Garnier, Jean-Michel Dubernard, Jean-Louis Touraine
      Pages 31-38
  3. Malignancies preexisting to transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Marie-France Gagnadoux, Daniel Beurton, Dominique Jan, Yann Révillon, Claire Fékété, Chantal Loirat et al.
      Pages 53-55
    3. Henri Bismuth, René Adam, Denis Castaing, Laurence Chiche, Joseph S. Raccuia
      Pages 57-61
  4. De novo malignancies after transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Sylvie Euvrard, Jean Kanitakis, Claire Pouteil-Noble, Yvette Chardonnet, Georges Dureau, Jean Louis Touraine et al.
      Pages 65-72
    3. Jean-Louis Touraine, Pablo Raffaele, Jules Traeger, Jeanne-Luce Garnier, Nicole Lefrancois, Claire Pouteil-Noble et al.
      Pages 73-80
    4. Ali Bazarbachi, Antoine Gessain
      Pages 81-87
    5. Diego Cantarovich, Jacques Dantal, J. P. Soulillou
      Pages 115-119
  5. Immunosuppression and cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Eric Alamartine, Nabil Diab, Jean-Pierre De Filippis, François Berthoux
      Pages 123-129
    3. Pierre Cochat, Marie-Hélène Saïd, Catherine Lesage, Cécile Gouffrant, Pascale Berlier
      Pages 131-133

About this book


Malignancies are frequent complications in organ transplantation, mainly as the result of infection with certain viruses and of long-term immunosuppression. The epidemiology confirms that the increased incidence concerns certain cancers, especially HIV-related skin cancers and EBV-related lymphoproliferative malignancies.
This book covers all currently available information on this important topic of the relationships between transplantation and malignancies: preexisting cancers, posttransplant cancers, their etiology and pathophysiology, their prevention and treatment. A significant part of the volume is devoted to prophylaxis, early detection and modern forms of therapy in posttransplant lymphomas. As a conclusion of all these new data, the theory of immunosurveillance deserves to be significantly modified.


Antigen autoimmune disease carcinoma pathophysiology physiology transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • J. L. Touraine
    • 1
  • J. Traeger
  • H. Bétuel
  • J. M. Dubernard
  • J. P. Revillard
  • C. Dupuy
  1. 1.Hôpital Edouard HerriotPavillon PLyon 3France

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cancer in Transplantation: Prevention and Treatment
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Transplantation and Clinical Immunology, 22–24 May 1995
  • Editors J.-L. Touraine
    J. Traeger
    H. Bétuel
    J.-M. Dubernard
    J.P. Revillard
    C. Dupuy
  • Series Title Transplantation and Clinical Immunology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3863-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6563-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-0175-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 356
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nephrology
    Transplant Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
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Internal Medicine & Dermatology


` ...significant amount of new data. The text ... provides interesting data on the epidemiology of malignancies following transplantation, and also on their pathogenesis, management, and potential treatment. In view of the increasing number of patients undergoing transplantation this book is to be welcomed.'
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 13 (1998)