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European Journal of Dermatology


Non-melanoma skin cancers in African American solid organ transplant recipients: regional bias or a real need for surveillance? Volume 27, issue 5, September-October 2017


1 Division of Immunology,
Allergy, Infectious Diseases,
Department of Dermatology,
Medical University of Vienna, Vienna,
2 Department of Dermatology,
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD, USA

The rate of solid organ transplantation in non-white patients continues to increase. Our understanding of the epidemiology and risk of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in this population remains limited. Currently available data on NMSC in solid organ-transplant recipients (SOTRs) is predominantly derived from Caucasian patients. NMSC remains the most common neoplasm in the post-transplant setting. The incidence of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and melanoma is increased [...]