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Cancer mortality in kidney transplant recipients: An Australian and New Zealand population‐based cohort study, 1980–2013

We looked at the cause of death for all kidney transplant recipients in Australia and New Zealand 1980-2013. There were 5,284 deaths in 17,628 kidney transplant recipients including 1,061 (20%) cancer deaths. Our study showed cancer mortality in kidney transplant recipients was overall 3 times higher than expected in the general population. The magnitude of excess mortality varied by cancer site, age and sex.

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