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Evaluation of the frequency, clinical presentation and evolution of non-melanoma skin Cancer in renal transplant receptors

Grant number: 12/12271-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine
Principal Investigator:Jane Tomimori
Grantee:Marina Zoega Hayashida
Host Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common tumor following renal transplant corresponding to almost 50% of the malignancies that affect this population. Many agents work together to increase the risk of skin cancer. Among them are included the use of immunosuppressive drugs, sunlight exposure, viral infection, individual genetic background, skin type, and age below. Some studies have shown the prevalence of NMSC in renal transplant recipients (RTR) in some scenarios, but not settled fully the clinical characteristics and evolution of these patients. Thus, the main objectives of this study are to evaluate the frequency, characterize the clinical development of cancer and non-melanoma skin in RTR patients who attended outpatient dermatological consultation in the Immunocompromised Transplant Group, Department of Dermatology, UNIFESP-EPM from January 2004 to December 2009. To achieve the objectives mentioned, the methodology adopted is qualitative and quantitative and will analyze the historical RTR patients with a history of NMSC. The analysis will be made from the assessment of demographic parameters related to the transplant and skin cancer.(AU)

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