Cancer in Transplantation: Prevention and Treatment: Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Transplantation and Clinical Immunology, 22–24 May 1995
ISBN/ASIN: 9789401065634,9789400901759 | 1996 | English | pdf | 356/341 pages | 10.0 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Israel Penn (auth.), J. L. Touraine, J. Traeger, H. Bétuel, J. M. Dubernard, J. P. Revillard, C. Dupuy (eds.) | Edition: 1
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.