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Study: Kidney transplant patients at greater risk of cancer, death

Researchers found that patients who had kidney transplants had a higher risk of cancer incidence and mortality, based on data presented at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2018 meeting. Outcomes of patients selected from the Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry indicated that cancer incidence and mortality was higher in those with failed allografts compared with the general population, but the risk decreased when patients had functioning grafts.

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