Risk of cancer in transplant patients treated with recombinant growth hormone

  • Pierre Cochat
  • Marie-Hélène Saïd
  • Catherine Lesage
  • Cécile Gouffrant
  • Pascale Berlier
Part of the Transplantation and Clinical Immunology book series (TRAC, volume 27)


Growth hormone (GH) is a potent stimulator of insulin-like growth factor- 1 (IGF-1), which in its turn has been proven to stimulate both cell proliferation and protein synthesis in various systems. Thus, the question may be raised whether the therapeutic use of GH, particularly in transplant patients, may increase the risk of developing malignant tumors or causing recurrence of a previous tumor that is thought to be under control [1].


Growth Hormone Transplant Patient Growth Hormone Treatment Growth Hormone Therapy Bloom Syndrome 
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  • Pierre Cochat
  • Marie-Hélène Saïd
  • Catherine Lesage
  • Cécile Gouffrant
  • Pascale Berlier

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