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Increased incidence of cutaneous melanoma in organ transplant recipients based on a single-centre longitudinal study in Rome, Italy Article à paraître

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1 Istituto di Dermatologia, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Roma - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168, Roma, Italia
2 Prima Divisione Dermatologica, Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata-IRCCS, FLMM, via dei Monti di Creta 104, 00167, Roma, Italy
3 Unità di Epidemiologia Clinica, Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata-IRCCS, FLMM, via dei Monti di Creta 104, 00167, Roma, Italy
4 Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Roma - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168, Roma, Italia

Several studies have shown a two- to five-fold increased risk of melanoma in organ transplant recipients (OTRs) due to chronic immunosuppression [1]. The reported standardized incidence ratio of melanoma in OTRs ranges from slightly above 1 [2] to 8.0 [3]. It is difficult to draw conclusions on the true relative risk of melanoma in OTRs because some studies reported only case series [4], while others analysed large data sets that were not designed for this purpose [5]. Here, we report the estimated [...]