Cancer in Organ Transplant Recipients

  • Dietrich Schmähl
  • Israel Penn
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. De Novo Cancer in Organ Transplant Patients

  3. Treatment of Cancer by Organ Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. N. V. Jamieson, R. Williams, R. Calne
      Pages 59-67
    3. B. Dörken
      Pages 68-77
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 84-85
  4. Possible Causes of Cancer in Transplant Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. E.-M. de Villiers
      Pages 106-112
    3. D. Schmähl, B. Bunk
      Pages 127-131
    4. A. Abramczuk, C. O. Köhler, A. Engelmann, D. Back, G. Opelz
      Pages 132-138
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 153-154
  5. Possible Prevention of De Novo Cancer in Transplant Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. K. Rother, P. Terness
      Pages 161-168
    3. R. Kurrle, F. R. Seiler
      Pages 169-176
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 183-183

About these proceedings


In about 5% of all organ (kidney, liver) transplant recipients, malignancies occur as a late complication of the massive immunosuppression. The malignancies are mainly skin cancers, lymphomas and renal carcinomas. The present book discusses the possible mechanisms of this type of tumorigenesis and inquires into possibilities of prevention. In particular, the described malignancies might be of viral origin. The book informs about a completely new type of carcinogenesis. Apart from the scientific aspects, it is of great practical value.


Bösartigkeit Immunsuppression Krebs Transplantation carcinoma tumorigenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Dietrich Schmähl
    • 1
  • Israel Penn
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Toxikologie und ChemotherapieDeutsches KrebsforschungszentrumHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Medical Center, College of Medicine, Department of SurgeryUnviersity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-53020-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75991-8
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