Etiological Factors in Cutaneous Carcinogenesis – An Introduction

  • Hermina C. Wisgerhof
  • Jan N. Bouwes Bavinck
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 146)

Risk factors for skin cancer in organ transplant recipients largely overlap with risk factors that are known in the nonimmunosuppressed population and consist of a complex interplay between environmental and host-related factors. Well-known environmental risk factors are exposure to sunlight [1-3], ionizing radiation [4-6], and various chemical carcinogens. Infections with certain viruses are also likely to be involved in skin cancer carcinogenesis.


Human Leukocyte Antigen Skin Cancer Basal Cell Carcinoma Renal Transplant Recipient Human Leukocyte Antigen Class 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermina C. Wisgerhof
    • 1
  • Jan N. Bouwes Bavinck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyLeiden University Medical CenterThe Netherlands

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