NIH study of cancer risk for organ transplant recipients – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. It is well documented that organ transplant recipients are at a higher risk for developing cancer than the general population. NIH researcher Dr. Eric Engels says a new study shows more detail.
Engels: We included a very representative sample of the U.S. transplant population. So we had recipients of all of the major types of transplant organs, whereas some of the previous studies only included kidney recipients. So our study was larger and more representative and we can get a better picture of the cancer risk.
Narrator: Findings show, organ transplant recipients in the US are at risk of developing 32 different types of cancer. For details, visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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