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Man Received Kidney Transplant That Was Infected With Cancer – He Too Developed Cancer by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 20 May 2010 2:36pm This by all counts is depressing all the way around to receive a “life saving” organ only to find out that the organ had not undergone sufficient screening and then come down with cancer after the transplant.  Getting a transplant with the hope of a better or longer life is stressful enough. Some cancers are supposed to be safe for trans ... Read on »
Cancer Risk For Kidney Transplant Recipients Not Affected By Drug Choice by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 31 May 2010 8:11pm Kidney transplant recipients are known to have a higher risk of cancer, compared to the general population, due to the need to take immunosuppressive drugs to prevent organ rejection. Results published today from a significant, long-term study suggest that no single medication appears to increase this cancer risk. Evaluating data from 1983 ... Read on »
Study Finds Broad Spectrum of Cancer Risk for Organ Transplant Recipients in U.S. by Medline Plus Posted Tue 01 Nov 2011 4:44pm Organ transplant recipients in the United States have a high risk of developing 32 different types of cancer, according to a new study of transplant recipients which fully describes the range of malignancies that occur. Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of th ... Read on »
Treatments for Kidney Cancer by Disease Fighter Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of treatments and procedures that are commonly used to treat Kidney Cancer: Arterial embolization Chemotherapy Dialysis External radiation Hormone therapy Immunotherapy Kidney Transplant Nephrectomy Partial nephrectomy Radiation therapy Radical nephrectomy Radiotherapy Surgery These are ju ... Read on »
FDA approves new treatment for rare type of pancreatic cancer by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Mon 09 May 2011 12:00am On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Afinitor (everolimus) to treat patients with progressive neuroendocrine tumors located in the pancreas (PNET) that cannot be removed by surgery or that have spread to other parts of the body (metastatic). Neuroendocrine tumors found in the pancreas are slow-growing and rare. It ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Treatment for Rare Type of Pancreatic Cancer by Medline Plus Posted Fri 06 May 2011 5:17pm FDA approves new treatment for rare type of pancreatic cancer On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Afinitor (everolimus) to treat patients with progressive neuroendocrine tumors located in the pancreas (PNET) that cannot be removed by surgery or that have spread to other parts of the body (metastatic). ... Read on »
Liver and Kidney Transplant In India Information Guide. by livertransplantindiaconsultant Posted Sun 29 Aug 2010 7:51am 1 Comment Patients Guide to Transplant Surgery, provides information on Liver Transplant, Kindeny Transplant. Complete Medical Guide to Organ donation, Organ Transplant, Multi-Organ Transplant, Liver Transplant,Kidney Transplant, Kidney Diseases, Dialysis, Kidney surgery, Kidney Stone, Liver Diseases, Cirrhosis,Liver Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Liver Failu ... Read on »
FDA Approves Nulojix for Kidney Transplant Patients by Medline Plus Posted Wed 15 Jun 2011 5:13pm FDA approves Nulojix for kidney transplant patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nulojix (belatacept) to prevent acute rejection in adult patients who have had a kidney transplant. The drug is approved for use with other immunosuppressants (medications that suppress the immune system) -- specifically ... Read on »
Desensitization in kidney transplantation: a clear survival benefit by Matt S. Posted Wed 17 Aug 2011 4:52am I would like to direct your attention to a landmark paper in transplantation just published on the NEJM two weeks ago. We have previously discussed the terms used to characterize sensitized patients and the most common protocols to overcome this barrier to transplantation. Briefly, more than 30% of patients on the waiting list for a kidne ... Read on »
Kidney Transplant Evaluation by Melissa H. Posted Fri 09 Sep 2011 8:55am It happened yesterday. The official switch from “Daphne may perhaps need one of our kidneys someday” to the absolutely real, unavoidable entry into the Transplant Machine. We had a five-hour multidisciplinary evaluation at the hospital, and there is no turning back. We feel exhausted, depleted, stressed out but… perhaps a tad relieved? Hop ... Read on »