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Management of Skin Cancers in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

  • John Carucci
  • Dariush Moussai
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Abstract

The number of organ transplant recipients continues to rise in the United States, with nearly 30,000 organ transplant procedures performed in 2007 and 225,000 organ transplant recipients currently living in the United States.1 While long-term survival after organ transplantation has also increased, with the 3-year survival rate for kidney and heart transplants approaching 90%,2 as many as 70% of organ transplant recipients will ultimately develop skin cancer.

Keywords

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Transplant Recipient Skin Cancer Human Papilloma Virus Basal Cell Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Carucci
    • 1
  • Dariush Moussai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyMohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery, Weill Medical College of CornellNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyWeill Medical College of CornellNew YorkUSA

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